Anna Jobin Profile

On this page, you can find selected appearances in the press, as well as additional information about me. Elsewhere, you can find a short bio in the third person, and links to various social media profiles.

Articles authored

Are Google’s linguistic prosthesis biased towards commercially more interesting expressions? A preliminary study on the linguistic effects of autocompletion algorithms.
Proceedings of DH2013, co-authored with Frederic Kaplan
Record on infoscience

Book chapters authored

‘I Am not a Web Search Result! I Am a Free Word.’ The Categorization and Commodification of ‘Switzerland’ by Google.
co-authored with Olivier Glassey
in Society of the Query Reader: Reflections on Web Search, R. König and M. Rasch (eds), Amsterdam (2014): Institute of Network Cultures (ISBN: 978-90-818575-8-1)

Anna Jobin in the press

Print press

Le Temps
30 november 2013 – quoted
“«Socialbot», l’ami qui nous veut du mal” [in French]

FEMINA
January 2013 – quoted
“Social networks: how to get a grip” [in French]

Cominmag
Spring 2012 – interview
Print edition n.a., online article [in French] (April 17, 2012)
“Community Manager : My job ? Social networks !”

NB: online version also available on communitymanagers.ch [in French] (April 27, 2012)

University of Fribourg, Uniprint (reprise)
May 2012 – interview (reprise)
Faculty of economics and social sciences: Newsletter 08
“Community Manager : a new profession”
pdf version [in French]

PME Magazine, Axel Springer Schweiz
April 2012, #4 – quoted
PME Magazine (Swiss trade magazine for small and middle-sized businesses)
“The rules of managing your social media presence”
pdf version [in French]

Radio

Swiss National Radio – Espace 2
Les matinales d’Espace 2 – Sep 8, 2014
Topic: ‘Celebgate’ a.k.a. sexism 2.0 – interview [in French]

Swiss National Radio – La Première
Le journal du matin – Les temps modernes – Feb 4, 2013
Topic: Internet: a man’s world? – interview [in French]

Swiss National Radio – La Première
Le journal du matin – InterCités – May 7, 2012
Topic: Internet shopping and social ties – interview [in French]

Swiss National Radio – La Première
Le journal du matin – Juste Ciel – January 27, 2012
Topic: Flash mob announced for Easter – quoted [in French]

Swiss National Radio – La Première
Le journal du matin – InterCités – August 25, 2011
Topic: Swiss politicians and social media – interview [in French]

Swiss National Radio – La Première
Forum – June 17, 2011
Topic: Social Networks’ contribution to the socialization of their users – comments on the PEW Study [in French]

Swiss National Radio – La Première
Le journal du matin – October 05, 2010
Topic: “The Social Network”, the movie – comments [in French]

Presentations, keynotes and panel discussions

UPCOMING:
Digital Campus Meeting “Social Media as a Tool, Social Media as Culture: How to Understand ‘the Digital’ in Higher Education”
Presentation for communication officers in Higher Education at Lausanne University, organised by Swissnex San Francisco
November 11, 2014

“The Use of Social Media in an Academic Context: Beyond Twitter and Facebook”
Presentation for tutors during UNICA2014 at Lausanne University
October 09, 2014

“Twitter – advanced issues”
Internal presentation at Lausanne University for communication officers [in French]
March 10, 2014

Digitization and its Impact on Society “The commodification of digitized words: (re-)creating and negotiating meaning with web search engines”
Presentation at the International Summer School at TU Dresden
Sep 30, 2013

“Are Google’s linguistic prosthesis biased towards commercially more interesting expressions? A preliminary study on the linguistic effects of autocompletion algorithms”
Presentation at DH2013, Lincoln NE (co-author: F.Kaplan)
July 17, 2013

JITSO 2012 “Information demand about the US presidential candidates in Switzerland using Search Data”
Presentation at the ‘Just in time sociology workshop’ at EPFL
Dec 4, 2012

Startups & SME Breakfast “How to deal with Social Media in a company”
Presenting a sociologist’s viewpoint [in French]
March 02, 2012

Rezonance First Event “Setting one’s objectifs before establishing a Social Media presence”
Panel moderator
Nov 23, 2011

“Youth violence – role of new technologies” and “Youth violence – social implications”
Specialist on a panel following the piece Le 20 novembre (by Lars Noren), by La Bulle
Apr 14 and April 16, 2011

“Why a digital strategy is crucial”
Presentation at an internal meeting at UN Women Switzerland‘s HQ
Apr 14, 2011

“It is all about interaction”
Welcome and advice for Lift Newcomers
Feb 2, 2011

Lectures

“Les enjeux technologiques: cinq idées reçues”
Lecture held within module 5 of the Executive MBA education for Tourism Industry Professionals [in French]

“Digital Film Marketing 2”
Lecture held within a one day workshop organized by FOCAL for Swiss Film Industry Professionals (March 8, 2012)

“Film Promotion and Marketing on the Internet”
Lecture held for an event organized by Fonction:Cinema for French Speaking Swiss Film Industry Professionals (February 7, 2012)

“Video On Demand and the Social Web”
Lecture held during the Zurich Film Festival within a one day workshop organized by FOCAL for Swiss Film Industry Professionals (Sept 30, 2011)

Selected participations:

DH2014 – Digital Humanities 2014
Digital Humanities is the annual international conference of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations
Digital Humanities 2014

SOTQ #2 – Society of the Query #2
Public Library Amsterdam
Nov 7-8, 2013

Swiss Inter- and Transdisciplinarity Day
Exchange platform for interdisciplinary researchers bringing together the community of inter- and transdisciplinary researchers in Switzerland
Oct 21, 2013

DH2013 – Digital Humanities 2013
Digital Humanities is the annual international conference of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations
Digital Humanities 2013

Bi-annual Congress of the Swiss Sociological Association
Bern University
June 26–28, 2013

Swiss Methods Festival – Qualitative Research Methods & Mixed Methods Designs
Fribourg University
June 22, 2013

OAP Workshop
London School of Economics, London, UK
June 13-14, 2013

ICCM – International Crisis Mappers Conference
ICCM brings together the most engaged practitioners, scholars, software developers and policymakers at the cutting edge of crisis mapping to address and assess the role of crisis mapping and humanitarian technology in crisis response.
ICCM 2011 Geneva
(view my Crisis Mappers profile)

TEDx
TEDxCERN 2013 (read my report), TEDxHelvetia, TEDxZurich 2012, TEDxZurich 2011 (read my report)
(view my TED profile)

Lift Conference (Geneva)
A series of events built around a community of pioneers who get together in Europe and Asia to explore the social implications of new technologies.
Lift 13, Lift 12, Lift 11, Lift 10
(view my Lift profile)

Conference Lift France, with Fing (Marseille)
Three-day conference about current and emerging use of digital technologies and their effects on innovation, societal and economic transformation.
Lift France 12, Lift France 11
(view my FING profile)

Geneva Forum on Social Change – Social Media for Social Change
Apr 1-2, 2011

Swiss Community Managers Association (SCMA) Events
Feb 22, 2011: “What is a community? A sociologist’s perspective”, Mar 31, 2011: “Community Strategies in a large corporation”, Apr 18, 2011: “Community Management in luxury / City Management”, Apr 02, 2012: “When media become social and collaborative”

Rezonance First Event “My professional presence in social networks”
Mar 10, 2011
(view my Rezonance profile)

“Don’t make me steal” – a workshop held during Lift 11
Workshop aimed at collaboratively produce a manifesto by frustrated film lovers frustrated by contemporary solutions, addressed to content providers.
By endorsing the approach in itself I am by no means expressing complete endorsement for the final version. (view manifesto)

Forum e-Culture
Edition 2010 (“Netizenship – Digital identities and cyberintimidation”)

Degree

Title: Lic. Rer. Soc. magna cum laude in Science of Society from Fribourg University (equivalent of a M.A.)
Studies: Sociology (Major), Political Economy, Computer management (Minors)
Master Thesis: “The representation of risk in IT-security. The expert discourse of external consultants.”

Videos

“It is all about interaction”

Introduction to Lift Newcomers at Lift 11 (I get on stage at about 15:20).

“Social Networks: some major impacts”

Memberships and affiliations

Reminiscence of a former life in the Film Industry: professional accreditations & attendance:

For more information or inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact me.