PhD thesis summary

I have just printed my PhD thesis for submission to the University of Cambridge. The title is ‘Militant Islamist radicalisation: does the Internet atomise?’. The following is a summary of the thesis extracted from part of the summary. In a nutshell, I was exploring how ideas traverse the Internet. Advertisements

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“The Internet, the Perpetual Beta, and the State: The Long View of the New Medium”

Studies in Conflict & Terror, the foremost peer-reviewed journal in its field (edited by Bruce Hoffman), has just published my article “The Internet, the Perpetual Beta, and the State: The Long View of the New Medium”. This follows on from an earlier article I published in the journal in 2007, and introduces what I believe […]

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My talk at RUSI on “Terror, The State, The Perpetual Beta, and The Internet: The Long View of the New Medium”

Terror, The State, The Perpetual Beta, and The Internet: The Long View of the New Medium – Johnny Ryan from Johnny Ryan on Vimeo. Terror, The State, The Perpetual Beta, and The Internet: The Long View of the New Medium – Johnny Ryan from Johnny Ryan on Vimeo. Speech by Johnny Ryan at the Study […]

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Data mining (help!)

I am examining how certain phrases crop up in vBulletin web forums to see how ideas spread among Internet audiences over time. I’m having problems and suggestions are welcome. (Update: to see how this research worked out, see this post)

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