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    Game Theory Introduction
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    Dr Thanassis Tiropanis
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    The Social Semantic Web
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    Dr Thanassis Tiropanis
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    Graph Theory and Social Networks
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    Dr Thanassis Tiropanis
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    The Social Enterprise
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    Dr Thanassis Tiropanis
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    Power and Influence
    Like any form of human interaction and communication it is possible to view Social Media as a means for the powerful to influence and control the less powerful. But what is power on social media, how might we measure or affect it, and does it translate to the real world? In this lecture we will look at the philosophical definitions of power, and explore how it has been analysed in social networks and social media systems. We will also look at the characteristics of social networks that impact on power, including Homophily, Heterophily, CyberBalkanization and Thresholds of Collective Action. Finally we will ask what evidence there is that power in social media can affect what goes on in the real world, and explore some real and fictional examples of protest to see what the consequences of social media actually are on sometimes violent political debate. Concluding that the power of social media often lies with those operating the network, or with access to the data, rather than the individuals using the system.

    Shared with the World by
    Dr David Millard
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    Behaviour and Network Dynamics in Social Networks
    Shared with the University by
    Dr Thanassis Tiropanis
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