A narb is: A digital imprint, a narrative bit, that tells a tiny story
about an individual. Click on the picture below to see a schematic of the narb analysis process.
You can find a copyrighted description of narbs here
Here are is video explaining the idea
is a video showing the connection between narbs and a data controversy
Discussion of Narbs have appeared in different popular media outlets
Reference to narbs in La Telier
Reference to narbs in the Sunday Guardian
Reference to narbs in Science Daily
Reference to narbs in Science and Technology
Reference to narbs in Time Online
Reference to narbs in The Atlantic
Reference to narbs in Livemint, a subsidiary of the Wall Street Journal
Here is the Wordspy word of the day on September 27, 2011
Here is some buzz to follow!
Here is a news release related to narbs
The term was explained in an article in Global Media Journal in the spring of 2010
The term and the concept were discussed at numerous
forums and conferences such as:
European Conference on Intellectual and Intangible Capital, Pescara, Italy, May
Maryland Parks and Recreation Annual Conference, Lake Placid, NY, April 2019
New York Parks and Recreation
Annual Conference, Lake Placid, NY, April 2019
Oklahoma Parks and Recreation Spring Conference, Tulsa, OK, March 2019
Tourism Conference, Porto, Portugal, March 2019
Virginia Recreation Association Managers Conference, Suffolk, VA, February
Texas Recreation and Parks Society Annual Conference, El Paso, TX, February 2019
CELDA, Budapest, Hungary,
Ethicomp, Gdasnk, Poland, September 2018
ECKM Conference, Padua, Italy, September 2018
York State Recreation Conference, Syracuse, NY, April 2018
ICTR Conference, Jyväskylä, Finland, March 2018.
Conference, Villamoura, Portugal, October 2017.
ECKM Conference, Barcelona, Spain, September 2017
e-Society Conference, Budapest, Hungary, April 2017
Teachers, Teaching, and Media Conference, Wake Forest University,
Winston-Salem, NC. March 2017
WISE Conference of International Studies, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, February
Swedish South Asian Studies Network Conference of Lund University, Lund, Sweden, September 2016
and Leadership Conference of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Washington, DC, April 2016
e-Society Conference, Villamoura, Portugal, April 2016
WISE Conference of International Studies, Wake Forest University,
Winston-Salem, NC, February 2016
International e-Society Conference, Madiera, Portugal, March 2015
Lisbon, Portugal, June, 2015
Reuters Conference on Journalism and New Technologies, Oxford, UK, September 2015
Conference of the Texas Parks and Recreation Association Conference, February, 2014
WISE Conference of International
Studies, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, February 2015
International e-Society Conference, Madrid, Spain,
Annual Conference of the Pennsylvania Parks and Recreation Conference, March, 2014
York, UK, September, 2014
"Role of narrative bits, narbs, of social media in learning communities" ITHET Conference,
Anatalya, Turkey, October 2013
"Narbs as Management Tools" International Management Research Academy Annual
Conference, Zagreb, Croatia, May 2013.
"Multi-method Data Collection." Annual Conference of the Pennsylvania
Parks and Recreation Association, Hershey, PA, March 2013.
"Narbs and Profiles: Using Narrative Bits of
Social Media to Create an Identity Profile" International e-Society Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, March 2013.
Data Collection." Annual Conference of the Indiana Parks and Recreation Association, Bloomington, IN, January 2013.
"Narbs of Social Media" The Second International Conference on
Social Eco-Informatics, Venice, Italy,
"Narbs: A Case Study" Cognition and Exploratory Learning in a Digital Age, Madrid, Spain,