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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…
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.
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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,…
#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…