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Carl Miller

Research Director at CASM

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Carl is co-founder and Research Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media (CASM) at Demos.

Carl is the Research Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media (CASM) at Demos.

He is interested in how social media is changing society and politics, and how it can be used to inform decisions. 

This includes:

  • Social media and the General election
  • Digital democracy
  • Building new methods and technology to study social media data
  • Understanding events through social media
  • Cyber-bullying, hate crime, misogyny and abuse online
  • Bitcoin and crypto-currencies
  • Identity and belief in a digital world
  • Evidence-based decision-making using real-time social media research, modelling and prediction

He writes on social media and the 2015 General Election for the Sunday Times, and is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Policy Institute, King’s College London.

He studied History at Cambridge, and holds the top MA distinction (2009) in War Studies from King’s College, London.

 

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The Power of Unreason
Authors
Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller
Publication Date
2010-08-27
Publication Type
Pamphlet

The Power of Unreason, the first in a series of reports by Demos on emerging themes in extremism and terrorism, examines the role played by conspiracy theories in extremist groups.

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Truth, lies and the internet
Authors
Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller
Publication Date
2011-09-29
Publication Type
Report

This report examines the ability of young people in Britain to critically evaluate information they consume online.

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#Intelligence
Authors
Sir David Omand, Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller, Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller, Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller, Jonathan Birdwell, Ian Wybron, Jonathan Birdwell, Ian Wybron, Jonathan Birdwell, Louis Reynolds, Charlie Cadywould
Publication Date
2012-04-24
Publication Type
Pamphlet

This pamphlet outlines a legal, principled grounding for the use of social media for intelligence purposes.

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#Intelligence
Authors
Sir David Omand, Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller, Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller, Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller, Jonathan Birdwell, Ian Wybron, Jonathan Birdwell, Ian Wybron, Jonathan Birdwell, Louis Reynolds, Charlie Cadywould
Publication Date
2012-04-24
Publication Type
Pamphlet

This pamphlet outlines a legal, principled grounding for the use of social media for intelligence purposes.

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Policing in an Information Age
Authors
Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller, Jeremy Crump, Lynne Middleton
Publication Date
2013-03-25
Publication Type
Report

This report is an in-depth analysis of the police's use of social media to monitor intelligence, engage with the community, and tackle crime.

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#Intelligence
Authors
Sir David Omand, Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller, Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller, Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller, Jonathan Birdwell, Ian Wybron, Jonathan Birdwell, Ian Wybron, Jonathan Birdwell, Louis Reynolds, Charlie Cadywould
Publication Date
2012-04-24
Publication Type
Pamphlet

This pamphlet outlines a legal, principled grounding for the use of social media for intelligence purposes.

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@metpoliceuk
Authors
Carl Miller, Jamie Bartlett
Publication Date
2013-06-19
Publication Type
Report

This paper compiles almost 20,000 tweets including the tag @MetPoliceUK around the Woolwich attack, and argues that social media creates complex challenges for policing.

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Service Generation
Authors
Jonathan Birdwell, Carl Miller
Publication Date
2013-11-21
Publication Type
Report

This report sets out to uncover exactly what we know about social action in the UK, in support of the Step Up To Serve campaign.

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The state of the art
Authors
Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller
Publication Date
2013-11-29
Publication Type
Report

This paper is a review of how SOCMINT - social media intelligence - can be drawn from open social media sources.

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Heads up: Bitcoin
Authors
Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller, James Smith, Louis Reynolds
Publication Date
2013-12-17
Publication Type
Pamphlet

This paper is the first in a series introducing a Demos project on the fuller implications of crypto-currencies - setting out what a Bitcoin is, how the currency operates, and some of the possible futures of digital currencies.

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Vox Digitas
Authors
Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller, David Weir, Jeremy Reffin, Simon Wibberley
Publication Date
2014-08-24
Publication Type
Report

Social media represent a new digital commons where people join their social and political lives to those around them. This paper examines the potential of listening to these digital voices on Twitter.

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A Question of Trust
Authors
Carl Miller
Publication Date
2014-12-10
Publication Type
Report

Well-placed trust is a vital social good. It is foundational to a healthy democracy, and necessary for human beings to work confidently with one another. A lack of trust increases social frictions and collective endeavour. 

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Truth, lies and the internet

Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller

This projects asks the extent to which young people can discriminate between the wealth of information found online.

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The Centre for the Analysis of Social Media

Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller, Louis Reynolds

The Centre produces new political, social and policy insight and understanding through social media research.

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Anti-social media

Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller, Noelle Rumball

This project will inform the debate over the trade-off between hate speech, and freedom of expression in the context of social media.

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Heads up: Bitcoin

Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller

This project uses Bitcoin as a starting point to examine the long-term impact of crypto-currencies on a range of political, economic and social institutions.

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Below the radar

Carl Miller, Jamie Bartlett

This project aims to systematically find, analyse and map social media conversations that indicate ‘below the radar’ third sector activity.

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Towards a new social media science

David Weir, Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller, Simon Wibberley

This collaboration with the University of Sussex seeks to create an overarching research system that can draw real insight from social media data. 

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Getting out the vote

Jamie Bartlett, Carl Miller, Jonathan Birdwell, Louis Reynolds

This project will map voter sentiment ahead of the EU elections and advise voter mobilisation campaigners on how best to ‘get out the vote’.

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Wisdom of the Crowd

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Four of the country’s leading technology and social research organisations have teamed up to change the way that social media information is used.

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The Digital Democracy Series

Jamie Bartlett, Jonathan Birdwell, Louis Reynolds, Charlie Cadywould, Alex Krasodomski-Jones, Carl Miller

Demos’ Centre for the Analysis of Social Media (CASM) and the Citizenship and Political Participation Programme are launching a new series of projects on Digital Democracy.

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CASM and Sunday Times: The Twitter election

Carl Miller, Jamie Bartlett, Alex Krasodomski-Jones, Simon Wibberley

Demos CASM introduces a partnership with the Sunday Times, monitoring the election campaign on Twitter.

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