TRIADS Speaker Series: In the wake of Twitterpocalypse, building new data paradigms for social media research
In the wake of Twitterpocalypse, building new data paradigms for social media research
This talk examines the scale and nature of dependence of social science research on Twitter. While the collapse of access to Twitter data is disastrous for behavioral research on social media, it also offers a moment to construct new data access paradigms that will generate more diverse research. The talk will cover four data paradigms, none of which offer the full answer, but together may serve to push the field forward.
The TRIADS Speaker Series is co-sponsored by the Digital Intelligence & Innovation Accelerator.
David Lazer is a University Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Computer Sciences at Northeastern University and Co-Director, NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks. Prior to coming to Northeastern University, he was on the faculty at the Harvard Kennedy School (1998-2009). In 2019, he was elected a fellow to the National Academy of Public Administration.
He is among the leading scholars in the world on misinformation and computational social science and has served in multiple leadership and editorial positions, including as a board member for the International Network of Social Network Analysts (INSNA), reviewing editor for Science, associate editor of Social Networks and Network Science, numerous other editorial boards and program committees.RSVP