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  • 1. digital methods tool medley Digital Methods Summer School 2012, Amsterdam, 25 June - 6 July anne helmond www.digitalmethods.netTomás Saraceno, galaxies forming along filaments, Venice Biennial 2009
  • 2. medley?1. a diverse assortment or mixture2. a musical composition made up of a series of songs or short pieces <a medley of snack foods available on the buffet table>
  • 3. new methods and tools forsocial and cultural research
  • 4. digital methods initiative tool database: tools.digitalmethods.net
  • 5. digital methods initiative tool database: tools.digitalmethods.net
  • 6. cablegateresearch question -> operationalization & method: often a chain of tools
  • 7. The Response of the SourceQuestion: Do the sources acknowledge cablegate? 1.Get all links for US embassy websites: http://www.usembassy.gov/ 2.Compile list of embassies mentioned in cables: http://wikileaks.ch/cablegate.html 3.Compare lists 4.Query mentioned embassies for: 1. wikileaks 2. "Julian Assange" 3. Assange 4. cablegate 5.Get number of cables per embassy 6.Visualize output
  • 8. aim: get links
  • 9. tool: link ripper
  • 10. result: links!
  • 11. repeat & paste in spreadsheet
  • 12. tool: compare lists
  • 13. aim: get #nr mentions
  • 14. tool: googlescraper (Lippmannian Device)
  • 15. result: tagclouds
  • 16. aim: get most leaked embassytool: Google Docs build on leakfeed API
  • 17. further analysis
  • 18. digital methods search as research the nationality of rights types Research project by the Digital Methods Initiative Summer School 09
  • 19. research question Can the search engine be repurposed to show which rights are specific per country?
  • 20. .nl (Dutch), .be (Dutch, French),.com/.co.uk/.com.au/(English),.it (Italian), .ro (Romanian),.md (Moldavian), .ca (French, English),.fr (French), .de/.at/.lu (German),.fi (Finnish), .se (Swedish), .ee (Estonian),.ru (Russian)
  • 21. Google.se with query “rattigheter” (13.07.09)Google.fi with query “oikeudet” (13.07.09)Google.ee with query “oigused” (15.07.09)Google.lv with query “tiesibas” (16.07.09)Google.co.uk with query “rights” (13.07.09)Google.nl with query “rechten” (13.07.09)Google.fr with query “droits” (14.07.09)Google.pt with query “direitos” (14.07.09)Google.es with query “derechos” (13.07.09)
  • 22. the nationalities of issues
  • 23. mapping the dutch blogosphere tool: issuecrawler
  • 24. tool: issuecrawler
  • 25. result: map IssueCrawler -> Gephi
  • 26. the historical dutch blogosphere
  • 27. tool: harvester
  • 28. result: links!the historical dutch blogosphere
  • 29. NL Blogosphere deceased blogstool: linkrippertool: URL responder(= Get HTTP response status codes from Censorship Explorer)
  • 30. tool: wikipedia bot edits scraper
  • 31. tool: dorling map generator
  • 32. tool: censorship explorer
  • 33. tool: censorship explorer &tool: dorling map generator https://mappingiranonline.digitalmethods.net/
  • 34. tool: twitterscraper
  • 35. tool: tracker tracker
  • 36. Tracker Tracker -> Gephi
  • 37. kthxbai! kthnxbai! anne@digitalmethods.net www.digitalmethods.netanne@digitalmethods.net tool wizzard: erik borra tool wizzard: erik borra

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