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

Fake News Generator

(Disclaimer for outsiders: This is a fake news.) This news comes in the light of NC successfully passing the house bill in April 2017 that deems the same-sex marriage illegal. Now, NC seeks to make all the LGBTQ residents leave the state, making it “GayFree”.

Fake News

Source: Snopes.com Truth to be told, I was waiting for this week’s readings. We have seen the discussion about “Fake News” gaining momentum during 2016 US presidential election. Fake news is literally everywhere. In this digital age, where it’s not very difficult to publish news articles or create websites, fake news has become a widespread… Read More Fake News

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

Unresolved Distinctions

This week’s readings in “Public Sociology” textbook were very interesting as they provide a different perspective to “what is public sociology?” than Michael Burawoy. In the presidential address of American Sociological Association (ASA) of 2004, Michael Buroway urged sociologists to be involved in revitalization sociology into public sociology by emphasizing its value and appeal beyond… Read More Unresolved Distinctions

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