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Analyzing Social Media for the Benefit of Society (Society 2.0)

posted 11 Mar 2013, 13:47 by Rob Procter

Members of the collaboration are organising a workshop at the 3rd annual international conference on social computing and its applications.

We will be issuing a call for submissions shortly.

Latest funding news

posted 11 Mar 2013, 13:36 by Rob Procter   [ updated 11 Mar 2013, 13:48 ]

Members of the collaboration have been awarded funding by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The Humanitarianism 2.0 (H20) project brings together a multi-disciplinary group to explore a range of humanitarian and new media initiatives. It starts with a core collaborative group of HE and non-HE partners, but aims to build a network of practitioners, scholars and social media users interested in this area.

Latest funding news

posted 11 Mar 2013, 13:34 by Rob Procter   [ updated 11 Mar 2013, 13:49 ]

Members of the collaboration have been awarded funding under the National Centre for Research Methods programme. The Social Media and Prediction: Crime Sensing, Data Integration and Statistical Modelling project will further develop the repurposing of user generated social media data for social research by developing innovative methodological and computational tools for establishing the link between online and offline behaviour. This will entail building statistical models based on social media data that predict offline social phenomena.

Latest funding news

posted 9 Jan 2013, 12:02 by Rob Procter   [ updated 11 Mar 2013, 13:38 ]


We have been awarded funding by the ESRC for a joint project with COSMOS: 'Hate' Speech and Social Media: Understanding Users, Networks and Information Flows. 

More details to follow.

Award success

posted 1 Jun 2012, 03:13 by Rob Procter   [ updated 2 Jun 2012, 23:45 by Alexander Voss ]

We are very pleased to announce that our work with the Guardian was the winner in the Data Visualization and Storytelling - National/International category of the inaugural Data Journalism Awards at the Global Editors Network News World Summit. See also the Guardian's coverage of all the winning entries.

Award shortlisting

posted 26 May 2012, 10:06 by Rob Procter   [ updated 26 May 2012, 10:09 ]

Our work with the Guardian has been shortlisted for three awards: Data Visualization and Storytelling - National/International category of the inaugural Data Journalism Awards; Best use of social media - Online Media Awards; Reading The Riots: Twitter Analysis - Association of Online Publishers

New collaborations

posted 21 May 2012, 00:30 by Rob Procter   [ updated 21 May 2012, 01:15 ]

We are collaborating with the Cardiff Online Social Media Observatory (COSMOS) on social media analysis platform and tools development, and research projects.

Latest funding news

posted 21 May 2012, 00:26 by Rob Procter   [ updated 21 May 2012, 00:27 ]

We have been awarded a new grant from the JISC to develop our social media analysis platform and toolset. More details shortly.

Speaking at conference on the riots

posted 14 Dec 2011, 00:21 by Alexander Voss   [ updated 18 Dec 2011, 16:09 ]

Today, we will present our findings at a conference organised by the Guardian and the LSE in London at which - amongst others - Ed Milliband, Theresa May, and Yvette Cooper are also scheduled to speak. The Guardian will provide live coverage of the event through blog posts and you can find the report on the Guardian/LSE study here (PDF here)The slides from the conference are online as well now.

Guardian Interactive

posted 7 Dec 2011, 07:48 by Alexander Voss   [ updated 7 Dec 2011, 07:54 ]

Over the past few days we have been working closely with the Interactive Team at the Guardian to produce an interactive for their website that illustrates how rumors appear and spread on Twitter, how they are questioned and challenged and eventually disappear. There are accompanying articles by Jonathan Richards and Paul Lewis on the specific rumours covered and an article by our own Rob Procter on the analysis of the Twitter data.

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