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Debates in the Digital Humanities$
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Matthew K. Gold

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780816677948

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816677948.001.0001

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Introducing Digital Humanities Now

Introducing Digital Humanities Now

(p.322) Introducing Digital Humanities Now
Debates in the Digital Humanities

Daniel J. Cohen

University of Minnesota Press

This chapter focuses on Digital Humanities Now, a new web publication resulting from the author’s attempt to combine the activities of several hundred digital humanities scholars with TwitterTim.es (a service that creates a real-time publication consisting of articles highlighted by people you follow on Twitter). DHN aggregates thousands of tweets and the hundreds of articles and projects those tweets point to and boils them down to the most-discussed items, with commentary from Twitter. Based on the early returns, the algorithms have done fairly well, putting on the front page articles on grading in a digital age and bringing high-speed networking to liberal arts colleges, Google’s law archive search, and a talk on how to deal with streams of content given limited attention.

Keywords:   digital humanities, Digital Humanities Now, Twitter, web publication

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