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[CASCI Talk] Social Media Impact on Online News Consumption: Echo Chambers, Information Diversity, and Ideological Polarization

Tuesday, February 11th, 2019 11:00 am – 12:00 noonHBK South 2119 Description There is concern that social media creates echo chambers in which homophily in online social networks and filtering by content selection algorithms combine to limit exposure to diverse viewpoints, thereby encouraging individuals to adopt more extreme ideological positions. Yet, empirical evidence regarding the […]

Charting Collections of Connections in Social Media: Creating Maps and Measures with NodeXL

Marc Smith, Social Media Research Foundation, NodeXL project October 2, 2013, 9-11am Univ. of Maryland, Art-Sociology Building, room 2115 Networks are a data structure common found across all social media services that allow populations to author collections of connections.  The Social Media Research Foundation‘s NodeXL project makes analysis of social media networks accessible to most users of the […]

[CLIP Colloquium] SPATIO-TEMPORAL CRIME PREDICTION USING GPS- AND TIME-TAGGED TWEETS

University of Maryland Computational Linguistics and Information Processing (CLIP) colloquium 9/25/2013: SPATIO-TEMPORAL CRIME PREDICTION USING GPS- AND TIME-TAGGED TWEETS Speaker: Matthew Gerber, University of Virginia Time: Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 11:00 AM Venue: A.V. Williams Building Room# 3258, University of Maryland College Park Recent research has shown that social media messages (e.g., tweets) can be used to predict […]

CASCI Tool Talk (March 15th): Twitter Goggles for Big Social Data Collection and Management

Twitter Goggles for Big Social Data Collection and Management: Situating a Simple Tool in a Research Program Sean Goggins, Drexel University Friday, March 15th, 12-1pm. Hornbake Building, South Wing, Room 2116 Abstract Interdisciplinary research involving social scientists in collaboration with statisticians, computer scientists, and linguists among others is necessary in order to leverage available Big Data […]