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Aleks Krotoski

Journalist & Author | UK

Dr. Aleks Krotoski is an academic and journalist who writes about and studies technology and interactivity. Her book, Untangling the Web: What the Internet is Doing to You, based on her Guardian and Observer columns, was published in 2012. Dr. Krotoski’s Ph.D. thesis in Social Psychology (University of Surrey, 2009) examined how information spreads around the social networks of the World Wide Web. She is currently a Visiting Fellow in the Media and Communications Department at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Research Associate at the Oxford Internet Institute.

Dr. Krotoski presented the Emmy- and Bafta-winning BBC 2 series Virtual Revolution in 2010, about the social history of the World Wide Web. She writes for The Guardian and Observer newspapers, and hosts Tech Weekly, their technology podcast. Her writing also appears in Nature, BBC Technology, New Statesman, MIT Technology Review and The Telegraph. Finally, she’s the New Media Sector Champion for UKTI, the government department that promotes British businesses around the world.