Between fear and resistance, a portrait of insecure Europe

The last report of the European Observatory on security has been released: economic crisis and terrorism are still on top of EU citizens worries. With a twist: a growing ability to resist, which reduces anxieties and makes room for a little hope towards the future


Citizen journalism and business ads: Twitter’s options or future paths?

Exchanging ideas in 140 characters, Twitter seems to hit the target of rapidity asked by today’s World. But, are full-speed messages enough to promote business? Moreover, does this shortness undermine the quality of information? A few considerations on the last Twitter Academy Webinar and an interview with Joanna Geary, head of news partnerships at Twitter UK


Mapping the “web image”: a new formula for the UfM

Analysing the sentiment and the web reputation is one of the most recent challenges of communication, especially for transnational actors, characterized by a great functional and cultural variety. A possible solution? Integrating quantitative and qualitative analysis


Semiotics and social media: an innovative analysis

"The great Italian beauty according to Italians: perceptions and representations on social networks", a research commissioned to the Italian Association for Semiotic Studies by Pomilio Blumm, was presented at the ICS Rome




ICS Editorial

Design is a thought activity: we should not replace it with a mere “optimizing” approach, because it’s from imperfections that talent emerges.


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