Here’s to Immigrants

“Here’s to the security guards who maybe had a degree in another land. Here’s to the manicurist who had to leave her family to come here, painting the nails, scrubbing the feet of strangers. Here’s to the janitors who don’t even fucking understand English yet work hard despite it all. Here’s to the fast food workers who work hard to…
  • #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 Tweet Diary

Gluten Free Tweet Diary

Hi there, I'm currently doing a PhD, where I study how we as Coeliacs, or people with Gluten-related intollerances, (or as people living with or looking after some on a gluten free diet), tweet about how we manage being gluten free.  As a diagnosed Coeliac, I have found Twitter a really valuable support system for sharing info about new gluten…
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
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  • 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,…