Twitter Abuse: Data Visualisation

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HTML5 Audio/Visualisation: Liam Stacey jailed for Muamba Tweets

HTML5 Audio/Visualisation: Liam Stacey jailed for Muamba Tweets

Introduction In one of a final sessions last term, we had a CAST London lab session based around the dynamic use of HTML5 as a visualisation tool. One of the key things learned in this session was how to use a combination of sound and images to visualise an investigation into our research question - in my case: "Who Abuses…
Canvas Timeline: Hunger Games Twitter Abuse

Canvas Timeline: Hunger Games Twitter Abuse

Introduction The film adaption of the popular book "Hunger Games" premiered in the US in March 2012, and later on in the UK. I had seen the trailer and press promotion for this movie, and was mildly intrigued as to what it was all about, being a little surprised when my Google Alerts email had a link to a NewYorker.com…
Rape Culture and Twitter Abuse: Visualising Twitter’s reaction to the Ched Evans Rape Case

Rape Culture and Twitter Abuse: Visualising Twitter’s reaction to the Ched Evans Rape Case

Introduction and Discussion On Friday 20th April 2012, Sheffield United striker Ched Evans was jailed for five years on Friday for raping a 19-year-old woman at a hotel near Rhyl, Wales. An extract from an article by The Guardian's Amanda Bancroft summarises the controversy and general sentiment surrounding the events: On Friday afternoon, the Sheffield United footballer Ched Evans was sentenced to five…
Twacism and Twacists: From coinage to abuse

Twacism and Twacists: From coinage to abuse

Introduction On 27th March 2012, The Guardian published an article called "Twitter: Twitter racism: how the law is taking on the 'Twacists'", which discussed the growing rise of racist abuse towards young black male sports people and celebrities on Twitter. In this article, they described this emerging form of Twitter racism: "Twacism", and the people that posted these abusive tweets:…
#ididnotreport: Life of a Twitter Meme across social network platforms

#ididnotreport: Life of a Twitter Meme across social network platforms

Introduction In a bit of a digression from studying people abusing each other on Twitter, after I witnessed the progression of a particular hasthtag that was instead about how people are encouraged/outraged enough to report real-world abuse via social media platforms - I decided to employ my skills to find out how and why this happens, and the fascinating life…