Digital society

Taking control of our own data?

As we use our smartphone apps or browse the web, we all make our own contribution to […]

From servitude to gift: another kind of relationship between suppliers and consumers

What if as consummers we had the opportunity to tell whatever we think, whenever we want, the […]

Using mobile phone data to fight epidemics

« Mobile, social, real-time: the ongoing revolution in the way people communicate has given rise to a […]

How digital technology is supporting informal employment in Africa

According to a recent World Bank report [1], no more than a quarter of young people in […]

The challenges of digitalizing continuing education: case study of a COOC

How using digital technologies for continuing learning in enterprise? In recent times, efforts to digitalize continuing education […]

Counting our steps: what do we get out of it?

Of all the digital tools that can be used to track our physical condition and activities, step […]

Selling one’s behavioral data: an impossible market?

In a 2011 report entitled “Personal Data: The Emergence of a New Asset Class” [1], the World […]

Understanding of algorithms

Recommendations, filters, rankings, rating systems, and social network news feeds are all examples of the omnipresence of […]

Market transactions like any other?

One of the promised benefits of collaborative consumption emphasises the connections it creates between individuals. It is […]

The role of sociability in collaborative exchanges

All collaborative consumption platforms promise, to some extent, a «human» and «friendly» experience. Many claim to forge […]

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