Methods

Video of our talk at the University of Göttingen now available

Video of our talk at the University of Göttingen now available

Jean Burgess, 28 July 2014
Last month Axel, Darryl Woodford and I visited the University of Göttingen’s Centre for Digital Humanities as part of a two-year, ATN-DAAD funded collaboration. During our visit, we participated in a public workshop on Twitter and [...]

Social Media in the Media III: Uses

Social Media in the Media III: Uses

Theresa Sauter, 4 April 2013
In previous posts I outlined the details of a preliminary study we conducted on how social media are used as political tools and how this activity is portrayed in traditional media outlets. I provide an overview [...]

Social Media in the Media II: User Groups

Social Media in the Media II: User Groups

Theresa Sauter, 3 April 2013
In a previous post I introduced work we have been doing here at the CCI to contribute to an understanding of the way in which social media are portrayed as political tools in traditional media outlets. [...]

Social Media in the Media I: Comparing Social and Traditional Media

Social Media in the Media I: Comparing Social and Traditional Media

Theresa Sauter, 2 April 2013
One of the research projects some of us here at the CCI are currently involved in, in cooperation with researchers from California State University, Uppsala University, and the Universities of Oslo and Bergen, aims to apply [...]

Emerging Methods for Digital Media Research: An Introduction

Emerging Methods for Digital Media Research: An Introduction

Jean Burgess, 15 March 2013
I’m very pleased to be able to announce that the methods-focused special issue of the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media (JOBEM) edited with my CCI colleagues Axel Bruns and Larissa Hjorth is out now. When [...]

Resolving Short URLs: A New Approach

Resolving Short URLs: A New Approach

Snurb, 10 February 2012
When working with Twitter data, one of the most interesting questions is always what URLs tweets are linking to. As Twitter users discuss any given topic or issue, the URLs they share provide us with an [...]

More Twitter Metrics: Metrify Revisited

More Twitter Metrics: Metrify Revisited

Snurb, 31 January 2012
About a month ago I introduced my new Gawk script metrify.awk, which generates a wide range of Twitter metrics for a given Twapperkeeper/yourTwapperkeeper hashtag or keyword archive. Even as I was writing those posts, though – [...]

Creating Basic Twitter Language Metrics

Creating Basic Twitter Language Metrics

Snurb, 28 January 2012
OK, this may be a somewhat esoteric subject for researchers who mainly work with Twitter data from specific countries and cultures, but over the past few weeks I’ve been working on a paper that analyses Twitter [...]

Taking Twitter Metrics to a New Level (Part 4)

Taking Twitter Metrics to a New Level (Part 4)

Snurb, 2 January 2012
Update: revision 1.2 of metrify.awk is now available (still at the link below), and introduces some further functionality, which is outlined here. This is the final instalment of my four-part introduction to the metrify.awk script for [...]

Taking Twitter Metrics to a New Level (Part 3)

Taking Twitter Metrics to a New Level (Part 3)

Snurb, 2 January 2012
Update: revision 1.2 of metrify.awk is now available (still at the link below), and introduces some further functionality, which is outlined here. Over the past couple of posts, I’ve introduced our new metrify.awk Twitter metrics script, [...]