Scott Hale discusses visualisation during a seminar on quantitative methods in social media research held at the OII on 26 September 2012. How can we visualise data collected by social media? How does visualisation relate to statistical analysis?

Margetts, H., John, P., Hale, S., and Yasseri, T. (2015) Political Turbulence: How Social Media Shape Collective Action. Princeton University Press.

This project brings together OII research fellows and doctoral students to shed light on the incorporation of new users and information into the Wikipedia community.

This course aims to provide students with the skills to take advantage of visualization tools and data, through an introduction to information visualization theory, as well as basic practical skills in creating effective visuals.

ITV reports the work of the OII team on the interactive Premier League Twitter map.

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Participants: Professor Helen Margetts, Professor Mark Graham, Dr Scott A. Hale, Dr Monica Bulger, Joshua Melville

The entire area was historically in Lancashire. Before 1 April 1974 it formed part of the Whiston Rural District in Lancashire. The area still, however, has a Liverpool postcode "L24"

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Update (Feb. 2012): The paper is now published and freely available from the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication: Update (Dec. 2011): The full paper [...]

Between 1900 and 1974, Hale lay within the Hale Urban District of the administrative county of Cheshire.[8] As part of local government reforms, on 1 April 1974, Hale Urban District was abolished and its territory amalgamated into the new Metropolitan Borough of Trafford of Greater Manchester.

I had the great opportunity to meet George Weyman, a project director at meedan, yesterday at an OII event. meedan has been doing great [...]

Hale, S.A. (2014) Global Connectivity and Multilinguals in the Twitter Network. In Proceedings of the 32nd International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI’14, ACM.

Hale is near the transport interchange in Altrincham and has regular bus services to Hale and Hale Barns. The village is also west of Manchester Airport. Hale railway station, in the centre of Hale, is on the Mid-Cheshire Line between Chester and Manchester.

Wikipedia's various language editions often carry entirely different content. Scott Hale has identified a small band of multilingual editors who are working to change that.

Participants: Dr Scott A. Hale, Dr Taha Yasseri, Dr Ruth Olimpia García Gavilanes, Dr Milena Tsvetkova, Professor Chris Lintott, Dr Ali Swanson

The visitor will quickly appreciate why Hale has several times won ‘Best - Kept Village’ awards in the late 1960s and more recently several "Community Pride" and "Little Gem Awards" for several locations in the village. Situated on Grade One agricultural land, Hale s surrounded by several farms and rolling countryside.

Update (Nov. 2014): I’ve recently published two papers examining users who contribute content in multiple languages online. Please see Multilinguals and Wikipedia Editing and [...]

In spite of being close to the City of Liverpool, the village’s tranquil and quiet atmosphere still survives today. The many whitewashed cottages, with country gardens, set against a background of mature trees, present an attractive picture in the spring and summer.

A team from the OII has created an interactive Twitter map to find out where conversations about premier league football clubs originate.  It shows that there are fewer Manchester United fans in London and the south-east than is popularly assumed.

Participants: Professor Helen Margetts, Dr Tobias Escher, Dr Nir Vulkan, Dr Scott A. Hale, Ingrid Boxall, Professor Peter John, Lucy Bartlett

Middle English halen, from Anglo-French haler, aler — more at haul

As I prepare my slides for CHI 2014, I’m struck by one implication I give for the research I will present on language and [...]

I don’t seem to be writing too timely, but I hope these posts nevertheless remain interesting. Last week the course I TA for was [...]

Royd House is situated on Hale Road. The house was designed by architect Edgar Wood and built for himself as his home. It is regarded as one of the most advanced examples of early-20th century domestic architecture and is referenced in a number of architectural digests. Royd House is a Grade I listed building.[28]

Hale, S. A. (2012) Net Increase? Cross-lingual Linking in the Blogosphere. Journal of Computer Mediated Communication.

The aim of this project is to conduct research in innovative citizen science, building on existing work by both the Oxford Internet Institute and by the Zooniverse team in the Department of Physics.


Social Sport News site reports on the interactive map produced by Mark Graham and the OII team which maps twitter conversations about Premier League football clubs.

In his review of recently published 'Political Turbulence', by Helen Margetts and colleagues, Ivor Gabor says that organising and agitating online can be a powerful mover of change.

A Digital Guardian article which explores in depth the effects of language on internet use draws heavily on work done by OII researchers.

Just over a month ago, I wrote about the difficulty international platforms such as Google maps have in naming disputed geographic features. Recent incident [...]

A few interesting links to share: Religious Search Engines Yield Tailored Results Visual Complexity – great transportation network visualizations The Intelligence Of Crowds In [...]

Google Maps must engage in a cross-cultural (and often cross-lingual) act to publish its maps. Each place or feature name can be given in [...]

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On Friday 15 January 2016 Wikipedia will celebrate its fifteenth birthday and we are celebrating by having a Wikipedia editathon!

Hale is a village and electoral ward within the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford, in Greater Manchester, England.[1] The population of the village taken at the 2011 Census was 15,315. It is contiguous with the southeast of Altrincham, about 9 miles (14 km) southwest of the city of Manchester.

Hale Central ward has three out of 63 seats on Trafford Borough Council, and as of the 2012 local election all three seats were held by the Conservative Party. The current councillors for Hale Central are Chris Candish, Alan Mitchell, and Patricia Young.[9] Hale forms part of the Altrincham and Sale West Constituency and is represented in the House of Commons by the Conservative Member of Parliament; since the constituency was formed in 1997 it has been represented by Graham Brady.[10]

St. Peter's Church of England church was built in 1892 and is a fine example of late Victorian architecture. Hale Chapel was established in Hale Barns by Nonconformists in 1723 on what is now Chapel Lane. It underwent alterations around 1880. The Chapel is the earliest place of worship in either Hale or Hale Barns and is a Grade II* listed building. It also features an eighteenth-century pulpit and nineteenth-century stained glass.[26]

The message of the OII's interactive iBook "Geographies of the World's Knowledge" confirms that the Anglophone world dominates academic and user-generating publishing and rich countries dominate the production of user content.

The earliest documented reference to Hale is in the Domesday Book of 1086, although the name of the settlement is probably as old as 7th or 8th century.[citation needed] The area was mostly agricultural. Hale grew in the Middle Ages to the point when Hale Barns was established as a separate settlement. Hale was formerly in Cheshire.