DIMACS Workshop on Building Communities for Transforming Social Media Research Through New Approaches for Collecting, Analyzing, and Exploring Social Media Data

April 10 - 11, 2014
DIMACS Center, CoRE Building, Rutgers University

Chirag Shah, Rutgers University, chirags at rutgers.edu
Mor Naaman, Cornell Tech, mor. naaman at cornell.edu
Winter Mason, Stevens Institute, winter.mason at stevens.edu
Presented under the auspices of the DIMACS Special Focus on Information Sharing and Dynamic Data Analysis.
Workshop Announcement

Social media platforms and services such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, FourSquare, Flickr, WordPress, and Tumblr make more data available regarding people's lives, intentions, thoughts, activities, and attitudes than ever before. As these services are shifting the social and communication infrastructure of our society, having proper tools and techniques to study these platforms becomes ever more critical for understanding social activities, public opinion, political action, and more. At the same time, while new social media have been seized upon by researchers in marketing, advertising, and information science researchers, many fields still lack the tools and expertise to use these new social media in their research. Meanwhile, transformative social and political norms are emerging in online social practices and their off-line corollaries. The pace of change and innovation is a significant challenge for researchers armed only with traditional tools and techniques (e.g., spreadsheets). These researchers currently lack the tools to collect and analyze social media at scale.

This workshop is aimed to bring together researchers and practitioners working on various social media problems across multiple disciplines to better understand various issues experienced while working with social media data. Specifically, the workshop will be concerned with three broad topics covering collection, analysis, and exploration of social media data.

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