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Media and IT


Use of social media is taking place both online and offline

15 October, 2019 - Göteborgs universitet

Social media has changed how people interact. However, social media use is neither static or specifically linked to certain platforms. Emerging technical capabilities, changes in lifestyle and time management as well as the increasing possibilities to engage in online and offline interaction simultaneously affect our use of social media. Those are some of the results […]


Social journalists and a new social news media logic when social media is adopted in journalism

27 August, 2019 - Göteborgs universitet

With social media an important part of journalism, Swedish journalists have become more social. Social media have also become important platform for journalists to build their personal brands. But don’t blame the personal branding on social media alone, Ulrika Hedman, who has studied Swedish journalists’ adoption of social media, says: “We can just as well […]


New app will help children with speech impairment

20 May, 2019 - Linnéuniversitetet

Technological development opens up for new possibilities for creating aids for people with disabilities. A new project at Linnaeus University will develop an app that will make it easier for children with speech impairment to communicate independently. Thousands of children in Sweden partly or wholly lack a spoken language. This is the case for, for […]


New research helps visualise sentiment and stance in social media

29 April, 2019 - Linnéuniversitetet

How can you find and make sense of opinions and emotions in the vast amount of texts in social media? Kostiantyn Kucher’s research helps visualise for instance public opinions on political issues in tweets over time. In the future, analysis and visualisation of sentiment and stance could contribute to such tasks as detection of hate […]


Corporate rebranding gone wrong – the GAP logo case

13 September, 2018 - Lunds universitet

In 2010, GAP introduced a new logo, sparking an online backlash and ultimately resulting in the reintroduction of the old logo. A new study from Lund University in Sweden argues that this was the first of many cases where brand creation has had to adjust to a complex, interactive, and sometimes unpredictable online environment. “Looking […]


New research and tools help Internet of Things applications adapt better

21 December, 2017 - Linnéuniversitetet

In a society built on communication and Internet of Things, computer systems that can adapt to changing circumstances instead of crashing become ever more important. Muhammad Usman Iftikhar’s research sheds important light on how one can guarantee that a self-adaptive system is able to achieve its goals. What if a computer system that controls power […]


Swedish researchers develop a multi-lingual Avatar for professionals to interview children in crisis

13 November, 2017 - Linnéuniversitetet

Researchers at Linnaeus University have created an avatar-based interview training programme for professionals who interview children about sensitive topics. The researchers, among others Pär Stihl, a policeman and teacher at the university’s police academy, have created an avatar that is a real child that trainees can practice conducting sensitive interviews with. There is a great […]


An intelligent digital assistant will lead to smarter programming

16 October, 2017 - Linnéuniversitetet

IBM’s Watson and Apple’s Siri are two examples of computing systems that help us analyse information and find answers. Scientists at Linnaeus University have developed a system that similarly helps programmers create program code that better utilizes the resources of today’s computers and mobiles. Modern IT gadgets – computers, tablets, mobile phones – consist of […]


Run Faster! Be Stronger! Can technology make you better?

13 March, 2017 - Umeå universitet

Technological growth is moving at a fast rate. As it advances, it simultaneously shrinks, moving closer to our bodies, intertwining with the many facets of our lives and positions itself between our experiences of the physical environments. When utilizing these technological systems in intense sporting activities, this competition for our focus can lead to problematic scenarios.


Big money can be saved using data-driven maintenance in the industry

30 November, 2016 - Linnéuniversitetet

Smarter strategies for maintenance in the industry, using data from components, can reduce costs by 20-40 percent and make new forms of business possible, according to new research from Linnaeus University, Chalmers and SICS. The fact that maintenance is vital for the infrastructure of our society to function has become painfully clear in recent years. […]