Stories You Might Have Missed: Social Media Lab Research Featured in Foreign Affairs & the Scholarly Kitchen

    The paper, “Geography of Twitter Networks” which was originally published in the January 2012 issue of Social Networks, was recently featured in Foreign Affairs on 04/04/2012 in an article entitled, “How Twitter Makes the Internet More Local.”  This study explored how connections on Twitter are influenced and bounded by geography. This study has also been featured on NPR, and other media outlets.

    Another paper, “Investigating biomedical research literature in the blogosphere: a case study of diabetes and glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c)” which first appeared in the January 2012 issue of the Journal of the Medical Library Association, was featured in the Scholarly Kitchen in an article entitled “Birds of a Feather Blog Together”  on  03/07/2012.  In this paper, we used a variety of methods such as web mining, social network analysis and content analysis to examine whether bloggers use peer reviewed medical literature in their blog posts and why.