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A new chapter

As I get prepared to a new chapter in my life, I started reading the book “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg. Although one can tell that she talks from a “very” privileged position, I could identify with many things she … Continue reading

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Still I Rise

Ever since I came across democracynow.org , I try to listen to it every morning while I get ready. While listening to them, today I came across the story of Maya Angelou, she was an actor, poet (nominated for a Pulitzer price once) … Continue reading

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ICWSM 2013

After a very difficult week I headed to Boston for the ICWSM 2013 in Cambridge, MA at MIT to present my paper “Cultural Dimensions in Twitter: Time, Individualism and Power” (honorable mention). It is my first long paper as a first author … Continue reading

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Do multilingual people build bridges across countries?

Today Irene Eleta  from university of Maryland visited the lab with a seminar called   Multilingual Users of Twitter: Social Ties Across Language Borders or How a Story Could Travel the World.”  As me, she has been working a lot with Twitter … Continue reading

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Goodbye Aaron Swartz

Didn’t know much about Aaron Swartz until recently. He committed suicide after the fear of being in prison for almost all his life. He was a great programmer, activist, full of great  ideas about free information  and with many dreams. At age of … Continue reading

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PhD, things to keep in mind.

There is a talk I heard a couple of years ago, it was Marisa Meyer (current yahoo CEO) IT commencement address at Standford.  I can now understand and fully appreciate when she said  “Find the smartest people you can and surround … Continue reading

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Loving your job

When I finished high school I was convinced that I wanted to study International Affairs. I grew up in an environment where the most common topics of discussion were politics, history and sociology. On top of that, my first boyfriend … Continue reading

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