Title: Facebook as a data capture site: Techniques, Traps, Terms & Conditions
Speaker: Dr. Bernie Hogan, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford
Time: Thursday March 24, 2:30-3:30pm
Organizers: Dr. Anatoliy Gruzd at the Social Media Lab and Dr. Jeannette C.M. Janssen and Evangelos E. Milios at the “Modelling and Mining of Network Information Spaces” Initiative at Dalhousie University
Sponsors: SSHRC & MITACS
Bernie Hogan is a Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute. He specializes in novel methods for online data capture and analysis, especially via social media. Recent work has focused on the capture analysis of Facebook networks, particularly through his application namegenweb, which downloads a social network for visualization in network programs such as NodeXL. Past work included an online audit study of racism on Craigslist, pen and paper methods for visualizing social networks, the analysis of profile photos and techniques for online surveys of spouses and partners. Bernie received his dissertation from the University of Toronto in 2009 under Barry Wellman. This thesis won the Dordick award for Best Dissertation from the Communication and Technology section of the International Communication Association.