Social Media

Social Media Lab Guest Talk: Mapping Political Landscape of Persian Twitter

  Title: Cartography of Iran’s Online Publics: Mapping political landscape of Persian Twitter during Iran’s presidential election 2013 by Emad Khazraee, a postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School for Communication, the University of Pennsylvania. Date: Monday, October 20, 3:00-4:00pm (EDT) Location: Ryerson University, Ted Rogers School of Management 55 Dundas[…]

[New Paper] Investigating Political Polarization on Twitter: A Canadian Perspective

Investigating Political Polarization on Twitter: A Canadian Perspective by Anatoliy Gruzd, Ryerson University and Jeffrey Roy, Dalhousie University URL: DOI: 10.1002/1944-2866.POI354 Abstract This article investigates political polarization in social media by undertaking social network analysis of a sample of 5,918 tweets posted by 1,492 Twitter users during the 2011 Canadian Federal Election. On the one hand, we[…]

Lecture

Social Media Lab Summer Talks

Please join us on Tuesday, July 23, 1-2pm at the Social Media Lab (Faculty of Management, ROWE, Suite 2010, Room 2021) for two great talks at Dal this week. The speakers are Dr, Nesrine Zemirli from King Saud University (Saudi Arabia) and Elizabeth Dubois from the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), University of Oxford (UK). Both scholars[…]

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[New Study] Emotions in the Twitterverse and Implications for User Interface Design by @gruzd

Emotions in the Twitterverse and Implications for User Interface Design Anatoliy Gruzd, Dalhousie University Abstract This study explores the implications of how user interface elements affect the types of messages that are produced as well as the likelihood that, and extent to which, those messages are spread within an online social system such as Twitter.com,[…]

Tweeting on #tarsands: Examining the Northern Gateway Pipeline on Twitter

Every day, more environmentalists are utilizing social media tools, such as Twitter. Despite this increase, little is known about environmentalists’ use of Twitter. This study focuses on how Twitter is used by environmentalists to discuss a current Canadian environmental issue: the Northern Gateway Pipeline. To answer this question, I conducted a text analysis of the[…]

Polarization

Investigating Political Polarization on Twitter: A Canadian Perspective

During the 2011 Canadian Federal Election, a lot was written about the influence of social media on the election. On some level this is not very surprising. In just a short period of time, social media have altered many aspects of our daily lives, from how we teach and learn, to how we find and[…]