Twitter tools Category

Emoji Cities: what the world is saying

I recently provided an expert comment statement on the Emoji Cities tool and I thought that it may be of interest to readers. Check it out below! Every city is different, but how different? From Rio to Shanghai and London to LA, Emoji Cities uses Twitter activity to examine what the world is talking about. […]

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Best Influencer Detection on Twitter: Using NodeXL Pro to identify influential Manchester United Fans

Recently I created a short video-summary of a project which collected longitudinal data on Manchester United FC over the course of the 2017/18 season using NodeXL Pro. Be sure to watch the video below.

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Presented paper and won award at 9th International Social Media and Society Conference

These days I am working as an Assistant Professor at Northumbria University, recently, I presented a paper based on my PhD research, recently completed at the Information School based at the University of Sheffield, at the 9th International Social Media and Society Conference which had an acceptance rate of 47%. The paper titled Moral Panic through the Lens […]

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Croatia’s World Cup consolation: Google searches soar as world seeks information on finalists EPA/Facundo Arrizabalaga Wasim Ahmed, Northumbria University, Newcastle Croatia may have lost to France in the World Cup final, but the small Eastern European nation may just have won something altogether more precious – worldwide recognition on a whole new level. Social media […]

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New publication for The Conversation

I have had the following article “Croatia’s World Cup consolation: Google searches soar as world seeks information on finalists” published for The Conversation, be sure to check it out here: https://theconversation.com/croatias-world-cup-consolation-google-searches-soar-as-world-seeks-information-on-finalists-99959?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

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Social Media Newsletter Launch

Yesterday, I launched a monthly newsletter rounding up the latest social media publications, news and events near you. You can sign up here.

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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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