November 2014 review of recent studies relevant to digital, social and news media, with a focus on advertising and online journalistic practices.
What if gatekeepers of the broadband pipes could provide preferential treatment to customers? A 2013 research roundup sheds light on the net-neutrality policy and legal debates.
2014 study from the RAND Corporation analyzes the results of a real-world trial of data-driven, predictive policing, assessing its budget impacts and ability to reduce property crime.
2014 selection of research that helps define, understand and analyze the sharing economy, those who participate in it and its economic impact.
2014 study in the journal Environment and Behavior showing how the mere presence of mobile devices can influence the quality of human interactions.
2014 paper written for the National Bureau of Economic Research that analyzes the behavior of nonpracticing entities (NPEs) as well as the characteristics of companies likely to be targeted.
Ten linking “best practices,” with an emphasis on stability and transparency. The goal is to reduce the chance that links will go bad, minimize the work going forward and maximize the utility for users.
2014 study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on China’s increasing investments in education, science, engineering and technology.
2014 research review on how technology will increasingly break down labor into component parts and related economic and employment outcomes.
Researchers from Kentucky University, West Virginia University, Harvard and Stanford discuss the risks of using mobile devices while driving and the impact of multitasking on how we process information.