Alexander Halavais is Associate Professor at Quinnipiac University, where he teaches in a graduate program in Interactive Communications. He also serves as the technical director of the Digital Media and Learning Hub, and as president of the Association of Internet Researchers. His research addresses questions of social change and social media, and particularly questions of attention, metrics, and learning. His recent book, Search Engine Society discussed the ways in which search is changing us individually and socially. He blogs at and tweets @halavais.

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