Big Data

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Mapping and Visualising Instagram’s response to the Paris 2015 attacks

Mapping and Visualising Instagram’s response to the Paris 2015 attacks

Paris Attacks: Instagram Photos & Hashtags, #ParisIsAboutLife #TousAuBistrot #TousEnTerrasse The Paris Attacks in November 2015, were tragic, and the world responded in a variety of ways. As part of a series of Advanced Digital methods workshops that I teach at the University of Warwick, I wanted to get the Masters students to utilise data in a way that would reflect the world's…
Tweeting Gluten Free: Quantified Self, Qualified Self, or Both?

Tweeting Gluten Free: Quantified Self, Qualified Self, or Both?

One of the (many) questions I have asked myself when researching how people with Coeliac Disease or Gluten Intolerance catalogue, share and tweet about their experience of the gluten free diet, and the adverse physical and psychological symptoms of ingesting gluten, is: to what extent, if any, can these kinds of activities be classified as falling within the realms of…
  • #Britsoc14 Interactive Network
  • #britsoc14 Software platforms used for tweeting (Circle Packing Graph)
  • #Britsoc14 Deborah Lupton Network
  • #britsoc14 wordcloud

Visualising the #Britsoc14 network, at the BSA Conference 2014

Strong influencers, interesting discussion and a taste for Apple The British Sociological Association held it's three day conference at the University of Leeds from 23-25 April 2014. Themes were deliberately broad and all-encompassing, with a wide appeal to the entire spectrum of sociologists attending, and stimulated a lot of lively debate over these 3 days. What I found most interesting…
Gluten Free Tweets in New York and London

Gluten Free Tweets in New York and London

Gluten Free Tweets in New York and London: Two maps comparing the number of geo-located tweets discussing places serving Gluten Free food in New York & London from October 2013 - 17th January 2014 (n = 1,534 geo-located tweets out of a total of a sample of 17,000 tweets) - in proximity to train stations in both cities. Both maps show clustering in tweet activity around the centre of each city, and less tweet activity towards the outskirts of the city.
  • #BigDatabl wordcloud
  • #bigdatabl: Dendrogram of Twitter Conversations
  • #bigdatabl: Replay Conversation
  • #bigdatabl
  • Influencer Moth: Activity vs. Social Reach

Visualising The Challenge of Big Data: #bigdataBL

The BSA Challenge of Big Data Conference, British Library, 25th October 2013   The British Sociological Association held a one day seminar/workshop, discussing the implications of working with big data for the social sciences, organised in collaboration with Dr Emma Uprichard, Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies, University of Warwick and Dr Abby Day, Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths. I live-tweeted this event,…