Twitter tools Category

What does Twitter think about the uses of blockchain technology?

Blockchain technology has grown in popularity over the previous few years and experts have indicated that many industries will benefit from using systems built on blockchain . The Government Office for Science in the United Kingdom published a report which examines the potential of distributed ledger technology which blockchain uses. They also released a video which […]

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PhD thesis published: Using Twitter data to provide qualitative insights into pandemics and epidemics

Just a quick update to say that my PhD thesis has now been published which was titled: Using Twitter data to provide qualitative insights into pandemics and epidemics The thesis can be accessed by following this link: http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/20367/ The abstract is provided below: Background: One area of public health research specialises in examining public views and […]

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New post for the LSE Impact blog

I published a new blog post for the LSE Impact blog examining the implications of Twitter’s 280-character increase on academic research. The abstract is copied below and a link is provided to the full entry. Abstract  Twitter makes its data available in real-time and at no cost, making it a popular data source for many […]

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Peer reviewed book chapter on the ethical, legal, and methodological challenges of researching Twitter is now open access!

Abstract This chapter provides an overview of the specific legal, ethical, and privacy issues that can arise when conducting research using Twitter data. Existing literature is reviewed to inform those who may be undertaking social media research. We also present a number of industry and academic case studies in order to highlight the challenges that […]

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Reasons for Brands To Use Social Media

Social media networks have grown in user base faster than any other form of technology in existence. It is true that social networking users continue to rise significantly, with more and more people seeing it as an excellent tool for connecting with others and creating more meaningful relationships which have given companies the chance of […]

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Making Sense of the Twitter Network of @PaulMasonNews

Recently I tweeted a network graph and report of Paul Mason (writer, broadcaster, film-maker, and recent author of Postcapitalism: A Guide to Our Future). However, these graphs can be difficult to understand without interpretation. In this blog post I will outline some of the key takeaways from the analysis. The graph has been created by searching Twitter […]

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Social Media: A Force for Good or Evil?

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of hosting a debate at Sheffield Hallam University for charity, a part of 24 hours of debate. The topic of debate I selected was to look at whether social media had been a positive or negative invention. The attendees were mostly undergraduate students, so I was really interested […]

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Earn a Certificate in Social Media Analysis from Boston University

Making Social Media Matter is back for Autumn 2017 and I can announce that this time around I am the opening keynote!  See my abstract below. This talk provides an overview of a number of emerging social listening and digital engagement tools such as Visibrain, Audiense, Echosec, Social Elephants, and NodeXL among others. It will provide […]

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Delivered a talk on social media research ethics at a CERN workshop in Geneva

Myself and Professor Peter Bath, pictured below, from the Health Informatics Research Group, recently delivered a talk at a CERN workshop in Geneva. The talk was based on the industry and academic perspectives on social media research ethics, and the also talk highlighted the approach that has been undertaken by the University of Sheffield. I also presented a poster my PhD […]

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Delivered a workshop at SITraN to the Society of Spanish Researchers in the United Kingdom on Communicating Science through Social Media

On Saturday the 13th of May I delivered a talk on communicating science through social media in collaboration with the University of Sheffield. I shared my experiences on how I reached readers in over 136 countries and how I received over 250 thousand page hits across a number of channels within the first two years my PhD. My slides […]

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