Tag Archives: 'hashtags'

Digital Methods in Bristol

Digital Methods in Bristol

Snurb, 10 July 2012
I spent today at the University of the West of England in Bristol, as a guest of the Digital Methods as Mainstream Methodology network, a fabulous new initiative supported by the National Centre for Research Methods [...]

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, [...]

Taking Twitter Metrics to a New Level (Part 2)

Taking Twitter Metrics to a New Level (Part 2)

Snurb, 2 January 2012
Update: I’ve clarified/corrected some of the details relating to the percentile metrics contained in the first table which metrify.awk generates. Update 2: revision 1.2 of metrify.awk adds further functionality in addition to what is described below. [...]

Taking Twitter Metrics to a New Level (Part 1)

Snurb, 2 January 2012
So, 2011 is finally over – and what a year it’s been. While the confluence of natural disasters, political crises, and other major events has also provided us with the basis for a new research programme [...]

Quick Update from the Road: Twitter Research Methods

Snurb, 9 September 2011
Cardiff. Another week, another presentation: Jean, Stephen, and I have now made it to Cardiff, where we’re participating in the Future of Journalism conference. Today, we presented our paper on Twitter research methods for journalists and [...]

A Quick Update from Reykjavík: New Metrics!

Snurb, 27 August 2011
Jean and I are currently at the European Consortium for Political Research conference in Reykjavík, where we’ve presented a paper about hashtags today. Below is our presentation (with audio), which also includes some new hashtag metrics [...]

A Quick Update from Reykjavík: New Metrics!

Snurb, 27 August 2011
Jean and I are currently at the European Consortium for Political Research conference in Reykjavík, where we’ve presented a paper about hashtags today. Below is our presentation (with audio), which also includes some new hashtag metrics [...]

Twitter and the Royal Wedding, Pt. 2: Something New

Twitter and the Royal Wedding, Pt. 2: Something New

Snurb, 12 August 2011
The first part of this post examined some of the basic stats on Twitter use during the 29 April 2011 royal wedding. Here, we’ll try something a little different: in the tweets using the #royalwedding hashtag [...]

Twitter and the Royal Wedding, Pt. 1: Something Processed

Twitter and the Royal Wedding, Pt. 1: Something Processed

Snurb, 12 August 2011
OK: I realise this may induce some cognitive dissonance in susceptible readers while those images of the London riots continue to flash across our TV screens (and we’re now also tracking some of the Twitter coverage [...]