Social Media

Should you do research with Twitter data? A Fireside Chat with @dhirajmurthy on his new book “Twitter: Social Communication in the Twitter Age”

Should you do research with Twitter data? What are some of the limitations and possibilities? Are there any ethical considerations? In light of the recent firestorm over the Facebook mood experiment, these questions around how researchers should handle social media data such as Tweets and Facebook posts are more relevant than ever. In this fireside chat recorded in London earlier[…]


Great Interviews You Might Have Missed: @gruzd on MSN and @barrywellman on WPR and Spark

In case you missed them, here are some great recent interviews with Dr. Anatoliy Gruzd and Dr. Barry Wellman   The topics are varied and thought provoking.  We hope you enjoy listening and reading more about some of our research in these stories. Social Media and Sports – Assistant Professor Anatoliy Gruzd speaks with Postmedia on MSN about[…]

A chat with Dr. Anatoliy Gruzd, Director of the Social Media Lab by @larakillian from @commandn

(This is a guest post by Lara Killian @larakillian, a proud Dalhousie SIM grad and the awesome co-host  over at, a twice-monthly video series covering technology and social media. This post was originally posted on the blog on 2/23/12. ) Social Media Lab – Full Interview At the Social Media Lab Symposium 2011[…]


Twitter Networks are like Airline Hub Maps: NPR Morning Edition story featuring study by @qaramazov @gruzd @barrywellman

Recently at study that we completed in our lab “Geography of Twitter Networks.”, with my collaborator Dr. Barry Wellman and Dr. Yuri Takhteyev was featured on NPR Morning Edition.  In this interview with Shankar Vedantam, one of my co-authors, Dr. Barry Wellman discussed some of the surprising findings from our new Twitter study. One of the promises[…]

Dr. Howard Rheingold (@hrheingold) on #Storify and the Egyptian Revolution

Welcome back! We hope everyone had a great summer, and relaxing vacations. To kick off the lab’s first fall post we have an interview with Dr. Howard Rheingold, a social media expert, director and professor at Rheingold U, and a lecturer in Stanford and U.C. Berkeley Universities’ departments of Communication and Information.  A couple weeks ago[…]