• General

    Web Science: How the Web Is Changing the World

    About the course

    You may already be an avid user of the Web, but this introduction to Web Science will help you better understand it as both a social and technical system - a global information infrastructure, built from the interactions of people and technologies.

    This free online course is based on our experience of trying to understand how the Web has grown and changed through technical innovation, economics, politics and everyday use.

  • Session 2 - Web Science in Action: Who is the most powerful person in a social network?

    In the second part of the course we look at how we can start thinking about a social network from a social and technical point of view. Firstly we introduce network theory, and then use this theory to examine a small office network, to see if it can tell us who is the most powerful person in that network.