|Dr Aleksandra K Krotoski|
|Born||22 October 1974|
|Other names||Aleks Krotoski, Dr Aleks Krotoski|
|Education||PhD in Social Psychology|
|Alma mater||University of Surrey, Oberlin College|
|Notable work(s)||The Virtual Revolution|
|Television||The Virtual Revolution|
Aleksandra Krystyna Theresa "Aleks" Krotoski (born 22 October 1974) is a Russian-American broadcaster and journalist, currently based in the UK, who writes about technology and interactivity. She presents The Guardian podcast Tech Weekly and contributes to guardian.co.uk. She formerly wrote a print column for The Guardian's now defunct Technology section. The daughter of an eminent Russian scientist who works on combatting tropical diseases, Aleks was raised in America, she emigrated to Scotland to finish her degree in Psychology and then to become a TV presenter/reporter. She has been well received by the British media.
In 2006, she contributed to the United Kingdom's Department for Education and Skills and the Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association (ELSPA) collaboration, "Unlimited Learning: The role of computer and video games in curriculum-based education". In 2004, she authored ELSPA's "Chicks and Joysticks: An exploration of women and gaming".
In September 2006 she was named one of the games industry's 100 most influential women by NextGen.biz and in November 2006 she was named one of the "Top Ten Girl Geeks" by CNET, two spots behind fictional character Lisa Simpson.
In 2009 she completed a PhD in Social Psychology at the University of Surrey , titled "Social Influence in Second Life: Social Network and Social Psychological Processes in the Diffusion of Belief and Behaviour on the Web" which examined "how information spreads around the social networks of the World Wide Web." 
In February 2010, she presented The Virtual Revolution for BBC Two. This TV documentary series was described by the BBC as charting "two decades of profound change since the invention of the World Wide Web, weighing up the huge benefits and the unforeseen downsides." She also presented an accompanying four-part podcast series on the BBC World Service.
As of November 2010, she is Researcher in Residence at the British Library and is curator of the Growing Knowledge digital exhibition at the library., and a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics.
On 4 July 2013 her book, Untangling the Web was published. It was based on "thirteen years of research" through her previous activities. It received reviews in Nature and The Observer.
- "Dr Aleks Krotoski’s keynote speech Big Breaks in the Digital Age". White Hat Media blog. Retrieved 2010-04-17.
- "Aleks Krotoski Profile". Guardian.co.uk (London). 1 October 2007. Archived from the original on 23 April 2010. Retrieved 23 April 2010.
- Unlimited Learning: The role of computer and video games in curriculum-based education. Archived from the original on 2009-03-20.
- Chicks and Joysticks: An exploration of women and gaming. Archived from the original on 2009-03-20.
- "Games Industry's 100 Most Influential Women - Page 6".
- "Top ten girl geeks". CNET.
- "Aleks Krotoski". The Virtual Revolution. BBC. Archived from the original on 2 February 2010. Retrieved 9 February 2010.
- "Episode Guide". The Virtual Revolution. BBC. Archived from the original on 27 January 2010. Retrieved 9 February 2010.
- "Growing Knowledge".
- "LSE Visiting Fellowship". Aleks Krotoski. 2012-01-12. Retrieved 2012-10-01.
- 16:30 (2012-06-11). "BBC Radio 4 - Digital Human, Series 1". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-10-01.
- Krotoski, Aleks (2013). Untangling the Web. Faber & Faber. ISBN 9780571303663.
- Aleks, Krotoski. "quote from the book's Acknowledgements". Retrieved 24 July 2013.
- Krotoski, Aleks. "Photo of Nature review". Retrieved 24 July 2013.
- Naugton, John. "Rewire by Ethan Zuckerman; Untangling the Web by Aleks Krotoski – review". Retrieved 24 July 2013.
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