The pleasures and perils of studying Twitter

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Presentation at "Researching Social Media Conference" #rsmconf13, Sheffield, UK, Nov. 4th 2013.
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The pleasures and perils of studying Twitter

  1. 1. THE PLEASURES AND PERILS of Studying Twitter Katrin Weller #rsmconf13 Researching Social Media Conference, Nov. 4th 2013, Sheffield
  2. 2. Background
  3. 3. Personal background #diata11 #diata12 #hiddendataproject @twitsocbook #gesisworkshops
  4. 4. Twitter research on the rise SCOPUS search: TITLE(twitter) AND PUBYEAR > 2005, 22.08.2013.
  5. 5. Twitter vs. Facebook Scopus (TITLE-ABS-KEY(Twitter) AND PUBYEAR > 2006) (TITLE-ABS-KEY(Facebook) AND PUBYEAR > 2006)
  6. 6. 10 pleasures and perils
  7. 7. #1 de-banalizing Twitter Richard Rogers: Foreword. In: Twitter and Society, 2013
  8. 8. #2 rich content, simple structure
  9. 9. #3 Simple structure? Theories?
  10. 10. #4 API data access
  11. 11. #5 API data access
  12. 12. #6 data haves, data have-nots boyd, danah and Kate Crawford. (2012). “Critical Questions for Big Data”
  13. 13. #7 Who‘s on Twitter?
  14. 14. Local Following
  15. 15. #8 Ethics?
  16. 16. #9 Methods and standards?
  17. 17. #10 No explicit methods and standards
  18. 18. Outlook
  19. 19. Forgotten features? images, favorites
  20. 20. Cross-platform studies • multi-method approaches • interdisciplinary work
  21. 21. Longitudinal studies • comparisons
  22. 22. Shared datasets? • Historical perspectives
  23. 23. Exciting work ahead!
  24. 24. THANK YOU! Katrin Weller @kwelle katrin.weller@gesis.org http://katrinweller.net www.gesis.org/en Follow @twitsocbook for news

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