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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 […]

[CASCI Talk] Crowd Sleuths: Solving Mysteries with Crowdsourcing, Experts and AI

Tuesday, November 19th, 201911:00 am – 12:00 noonHBK South 2119 Description Professional investigators in fields such as journalism, law enforcement, and academia have long sought the public’s help in solving mysteries, typically by providing tips. However, as social technologies capture more digital traces of daily life and enable new forms of collaboration, members of the […]

[CASCI Talk] Sociometers and Sensibility

Tuesday, November 5th, 201911:00 am – 12:00 noonHBK South 2119 Description New research methods can transform research specialties and disciplines by providing new types of data and enabling the asking and answering of new kinds of research questions. Sociometers – wearable electronic sensors that capture dynamic, quantitative data about embodied interactions – represent such a […]

Postdoc position available in Psychological and Linguistic Analysis of Social Media

Postdoc position available in Psychological and Linguistic Analysis of Social Media Social media have become popular communication channels for people to exchange ideas, share opinions, and express emotions. In this project, we will integrate methods and techniques from data mining, computational linguistics, and social psychology to understand the cultural and emotional dynamics of online communities. […]