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Dr David R Brake

Academic, Internet Consultant and Journalist

Canada

Dr David R Brake

Skilled in qualitative research and analysis, undergraduate, postgraduate and professional teaching, report writing, journalism - particularly covering technology and the Internet, virtual community building and maintenance.

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Facebook isn’t dead and buried, but dodgy journalism lives on

Claims that Facebook is 'dead to teens' were greatly exaggerated - and churnalism is to blame.
The Conversation Link to Story
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What does your e-mail address say about you?

Among Internet veterans there is a clear, if seldom expressed, status ranking based on the e-mail address you have.
BBC News Online Link to Story
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Breaking into film

The coming threat of movie piracy online
Daily Telegraph
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You Are Here

An exploration of the social implications of GPS and its incorporation into mobile phones
Mindjack Link to Story
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Oxfam nixes Kosovo 'spam' campaign

Plan to use e-mail for fund raising to help refugees stymied by furious anti-spam campaigners.
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The U.S. Wide Web

How many US web publishers in the mid-90s ignored their international audiences.
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Lost In Cyberspace

Revealed that only a small proportion of the WWW was being indexed by search engines.
New Scientist Link to Story
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Striking for Cheaper Phone Rates

A 14-nation European protest staged with support from AOL Europe and WWW founder Tim Berners-Lee.
Wired Magazine Link to Story
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The telephone toll

A personal look at the high price of internet access across Europe in the late '90s.
Salon.com Link to Story
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Net value of a connected community

Microsoft's 'cyber-street' in North London counters claims that the Internet makes people anti-social.
BBC News Online Link to Story
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Surfing with the Blinkers On

An analysis of early attempts to filter content on the WWW
New Scientist Link to Story
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Free, gratis and for 'nothing'

In the near future, we may see not only free Internet access but free PCs, free modems and even free local calls.
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About

Dr David R Brake

I have over a decade’s experience as a print and online journalist covering predominantly technology, also breaking news and features while at BBC News Online and ITN Online. In 1995 I was the Net Editor at New Scientist and while there launched one of the first major online extensions of a UK magazine.

From 1999 to 2002 I became involved as a consultant in a variety of online publications, from a news search site to one of the most ambitious early broadband video projects– Network of the World - giving me experience of managing in a rapidly-changing environment and an insight into the ways in which online business models for journalism continue to evolve.

I am in my fifth year of full-time teaching, but I have also taught part time in various higher education institutions both public and private since 2000. I have been an active researcher since my PhD, producing a book (due out later this year) and several articles in highly-ranked journals alongside my teaching. I have also produced a number of media policy-related reports and literature reviews while at the London School of Economics.

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http://davidbrake.org/

Skills

  • technology
  • internet
  • virtualcommunities
  • new media
  • training
  • teaching
  • journalism
  • social media
  • Research