Social Media and Data Science group
We are a group of researchers at The University of Sydney interested in using theory and data to understand the functioning and impact of social media.
- Tristram Alexander, Physics [www]
Social Media Workshop: What makes an online community?
November 30, 2021 -- 10am-12pm (AEST), Online, Zoom ID: 88452302048 Flyer
10:00a - Plenary talk: Online Communities and Where to Find Them: Conceptual and Analytical Frameworks, Prof. Axel Bruns (QUT) -- 10am
Groups, communities, crowds, audiences, publics: the terms we use to describe groupings of online participants are varied, and differ from field to field: the ‘communities’ detected by network mapping algorithms might not qualify as communities from a media and cultural studies perspective, for example. This talk distinguishes some of the key terms used in describing online groupings, and outlines the analytical frameworks that may be used to distinguish them.
12:00am – Lightning Talks, 11:30am – Panel Discussion, 12:00pm – Close
Funding and Opportunities
We received initial funding from the Centre for Translational Data Science to study connections between social media and the bushfires in the Summer 2019/2020.