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3rd International Summer School on Gaining Powerful Insights into Social Media

We are now in our 3nd year of running this event! This year Dr Marc Smith (@marc_smith) from the Social Media Research Foundation joins us remotely including a Q&A session! + we are likely to include more speakers! This year we also invite paper submissions of 500 words to be considered for presentation ! Email […]

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Social Media and Journalism: Methods and Tools

This post is based on my 2018 journal article for Online Information Review titled ‘Social media analytics: analysis and visualisation of news diffusion using NodeXL’ . In this paper I wrote that “One well-known case of news emerging through Twitter before traditional media outlet was the death of Osama Bin Laden which was leaked on the platform […]

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Social media and the social sciences: methods and tools for academic research

Social media as a research tool has gained in popularity in recent years. Those new to the field may wish to know about the key methodologies and tools that can be used for the analysis of data. This post will provide a round-up of popular methods and tools for the analysis of social media data. […]

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Social Media and Digital Humanities: Methods and Approaches For Social Scientists and Digital Marketing Professionals

  1-day intensive training event in central London This event will introduce a mix of methodologies and provide an overview of free-to-use and commercial software for the analysis of social media data.  It will be led by an expert in the area, Dr Wasim Ahmed who has taught Undergraduate, Masters, and PhD level courses on social media data […]

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PhD Graduation Day!

On the 11th of January 2019 I graduated from the University of Sheffield with a PhD which was titled “Using Twitter data to provide qualitative insights into pandemics and epidemics“.  

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New publication: A comparison of information sharing behaviours across 379 health conditions on Twitter

A comparison of information sharing behaviours across 379 health conditions on Twitter in International Journal of Public Health Abstract Objectives To compare information sharing of over 379 health conditions on Twitter to uncover trends and patterns of online user activities. Methods We collected 1.5 million tweets generated by over 450,000 Twitter users for 379 health […]

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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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