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The politics of facebook

The politics of facebook | Getting social for research: how social media are changing social research | Scoop.it
This post by Zeynep Tufekci on her Medium site is the best thing I’ve read yet about the recent facebook controversy.
I’m struck by how this kind of power can be seen as no big deal.
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Couldn't agree more, a great piece by Zeynep.

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Book of blogs - contributors update

Book of blogs - contributors update | Getting social for research: how social media are changing social research | Scoop.it
Wow, we've been blown away by the response to our call for contributors, please see our previous post for the background to this crowdsourced project.
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Call for contributors to A Book of Blogs – blurring the boundaries, using social media for social research

Call for contributors to A Book of Blogs – blurring the boundaries, using social media for social research | Getting social for research: how social media are changing social research | Scoop.it
We've been thinking a lot at #NSMNSS about what types of activities the network should support next.
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Welcome // | DiRT Directory

Welcome // | DiRT Directory | Getting social for research: how social media are changing social research | Scoop.it
Heads up #NSMNSS RT “@ActivateLearn: Massive collection of Digital #Research tools http://t.co/Iq0jlY4oUn or DIRT.”
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The changing nature of who produces and owns data: How will it impact survey research?

The changing nature of who produces and owns data: How will it impact survey research? | Getting social for research: how social media are changing social research | Scoop.it
Survey researchers have become interested in big data because it offers potential solutions to problems we’re experiencing with traditional methods.
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The Emotions of Social Sharing

We live in a time when emotions are high because they’re publicly shared, and displayed, in social media. In essence, we’ve opened up “Pandora’s Box” filled with emotions, both positive and negative, for all to see.
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Evelyn Ruppert & Roger Burrows on The Social Life of Methods

Evelyn Ruppert & Roger Burrows on The Social Life of Methods | Getting social for research: how social media are changing social research | Scoop.it
There’s an overview of the project on the CRESC website here.
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Social Media Collective weigh in on the debates about the Facebook emotions study

Social Media Collective weigh in on the debates about the Facebook emotions study | Getting social for research: how social media are changing social research | Scoop.it
I have the privilege of spending the year as a visiting researcher with the social media researchers at Microsoft Research New England. And for the last two weeks or so, its been a particularly stimulating time to be among them.
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Must-reads for how to study people’s online behavior (and navigate the ethical challenges that entails!)

Must-reads for how to study people’s online behavior (and navigate the ethical challenges that entails!) | Getting social for research: how social media are changing social research | Scoop.it
I realized after posting my thoughts on how to think about social media as a site of human interaction (and all the ethical and methodological implications of doing so) that I forgot to leave links to what are, bar none, the best resources on the...
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Choosing to Be Forgotten with Ephemeral Messaging

Choosing to Be Forgotten with Ephemeral Messaging | Getting social for research: how social media are changing social research | Scoop.it
In a world where all of our online actions can be recorded, the abil­ity to have a reg­u­lar con­ver­sa­tion dig­i­tally is a refresh­ing change.
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I tweet honestly, I tweet passionately: Twitter users, context collapse, and the imagined audience

I tweet honestly, I tweet passionately: Twitter users, context collapse, and the imagined audience | Getting social for research: how social media are changing social research | Scoop.it
#nsmnss RT @amyaishab: @jennacondie @jess1ecat @surrogatekey @zephoria http://t.co/uhvOGVyXE6
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This past article by danah boyd explores how people manage and handle their digital selves in the face of context collapse, really interesting discussion of how manage self in the digital age.

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Research Using Social Media: Users’ Views

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Hannah's blog on the team's recent report on social media research & users views.

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New Social Media, New Social Science? - Ethics in social media research (with images, tweets) · jess1ecat

On 21st February 2014 a group of invited NSMNSS network members came together to develop a set of practical action points for ways to develop better advice, guidance and protocols for researchers using social media in their research.
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Lots of Twitter activity during our recent event, catch up here.

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Exhausted, intrigued and all about social media!

Exhausted, intrigued and all about social media! | Getting social for research: how social media are changing social research | Scoop.it
Kelsey Beninger is a researcher at NatCen Social Research and can be contacted through Twitter @KBeninger.
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Nice post from Kelsey on social media research and researchers!

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 25, 7:07 PM

It is important to acknowledge the challenges we face about social media and have good conversations about them.

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TNW - Marc Smith - Mapping and Measuring Connections | The Next Web - YouTube

We now live in a sea of tweets, posts, blogs, and updates coming from a significant fraction of the people in the connected world. Our personal and professio...
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Some Thoughts on Why You Would Like to Archive and Share [Small] Twitter Data Sets

Some Thoughts on Why You Would Like to Archive and Share [Small] Twitter Data Sets | Getting social for research: how social media are changing social research | Scoop.it
This post by Ernesto Priego was originally published here.
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Future challenges, take-down notices & social media research

Future challenges, take-down notices & social media research | Getting social for research: how social media are changing social research | Scoop.it
I took part in a panel at the SRA’s annual social media in social research conference on May 16th and took the opportunity to reflect on the challenges facing social media research in the future.  You might be able to explain social media using...
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This is one of my blogs on the challenges facing social scientists using social media in their research...

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Facebook's Been Running Psychological Experiments On You

Facebook identified 689,003 English speaking users to run a psychological experiment on, for the duration of a week.
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What does the Facebook experiment teach us?

What does the Facebook experiment teach us? | Getting social for research: how social media are changing social research | Scoop.it
I’m intrigued by the reaction that has unfolded around the Facebook “emotion contagion” study. (If you aren’t familiar with this, read this primer.) As others have pointed out, the practice of A/B testing content is quite common.
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danah boyds blog post on that Facebook experiment well worth a read. 

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A system designer’s take on the Facebook study – a response to danah boyd’s blog post

A system designer’s take on the Facebook study – a response to danah boyd’s blog post | Getting social for research: how social media are changing social research | Scoop.it
Last week I sent an email reply to danah boyd in response to her thoughtful post about the Facebook study. She encouraged me to post it publicly, but I was a bit scared by the viciousness and panic of the reactions.
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A different perspective in the Facebook experiment, shows how increasing use of social media in research coupled with increasingly multidisciplinary teams may surface tensions between opposing or conflicting codes of practice/ ethics.

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Normcore and the Anxieties of Big Data

This essay by Kate Crawford (from Microsoft Research) at the New Inquiry explores the relationship between big data, the anxieties it provokes and normcore (“Having mastered difference, the truly cool attempt to master sameness”). If one accepts...
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Why We Like Pinterest for Fieldwork

Why We Like Pinterest for Fieldwork | Getting social for research: how social media are changing social research | Scoop.it
(written up with Nikki Usher, GWU) Anyone tackling fieldwork these days can chose from a wide selection of digital tools to put in their methodological toolkit.  Among the best of these tools are platforms that let you archive, analyze, and...
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Cases in Online Interview Research

Cases in Online Interview Research | Getting social for research: how social media are changing social research | Scoop.it
In an era of constrained research budgets, online interviewing opens up immense possibilities: a researcher can literally conduct a global study without ever leaving home.
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One of our network members Janet has brought different case studies of online research, very useful set of example projects.

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#NSMNSS: Social Media – Giving sport stars a voice?

#NSMNSS: Social Media – Giving sport stars a voice? | Getting social for research: how social media are changing social research | Scoop.it
#NSMNSS: Social Media – Giving sport stars a voice? http://t.co/Iey7lWCV24
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Another post from our postgraduate student bloggers, this time on social media use by sports celebrities.

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Research Using Social Media, Users views from NatCen

Research Using Social Media, Users views from NatCen | Getting social for research: how social media are changing social research | Scoop.it
Britain's leading independent social research institute, experts in qualitative and quantitative social research.
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Groundbreaking research from a team at NatCen on what users of social media think about their data being used, must read. You can access the full report from this pge

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