GitHub Data

Previously we have discussed how the data via Facebook, Twitter, web scraping, Wikipedia, and Linkedin is utilized for social research. This week’s readings and videos gave us an enhanced look at how GitHub is transforming the open source programming world. GitHub is a web-based hosting platform for Git repositories. In their paper Connecting Theory to… Read More GitHub Data

Email Data

In recent years, technology and the internet have revolutionized how we communicate in the world. We can say that Email- is one of the most fruitful inventions that came out of developing technology and the internet. Email is widely used for professional, academic, and personal purposes. Russel (2011) suggests that E-mails are inherently social as… Read More Email Data

LinkedIn Data

We have seen various examples of how we can use data from Twitter, Facebook, and the web for social research. Similarly, LinkedIn is also used as a data source for social science research in recent years. LinkedIn is a social networking website for business and professional relationships. It may be one of the best networks… Read More LinkedIn Data

Data Scraping

It is evident that the internet has completely changed how we interact with each other. Moreover, social media has contributed to this ongoing change as we progress and become “a digital society”. The Internet has also changed where we shop, how we receive our daily dose of news, and how we show off our new… Read More Data Scraping

Facebook Data

  In 2016 Social Media report, PEW suggests that more than 68% U.S adults are Facebook users, making it an influential platform at the center of social networking domain. The amount of data generated by these Facebook users is enormous and can be extremely beneficial for social research. Facebook has transformed the ways we conduct… Read More Facebook Data

Twitter Data

Until I enrolled in this program, Twitter was just like any other social media platform for me. However, that opinion has definitely changed with the digital data class. Twitter as a microblogging website works as one of the most popular communication tools among internet users. In 2014, the number of estimated tweets per day exceeded… Read More Twitter Data

Public Sphere by Habermas and Social Media

In 1962, Jurgen Habermas introduced the concept of “public sphere” in his book “The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere”. He defined the notion of the public as “events and occasions are ‘public’ when they are open to all, in contrast to close or exclusive affairs” (Fuchs, 2014). According to Habermas, the public sphere is… Read More Public Sphere by Habermas and Social Media