This resource is the short research proposal of a paper presented at the 2014 Academy of Marketing Conference in Bournemouth, UK. The paper aimed to analyze British South Asian young adults' adoption, use and appropriation of smartphones.
This 2015 book chapter focuses on netnographic research. The author seeks to impart an understanding of netnography as a new qualitative, interpretive research methodology that uses Internet-optimized ethnographic research techniques to the study of online communities.
This 221 page book is a seminal text on the discipline of Netnography, written by the field’s founding author. While somewhat dated given its 2010 publication date, it is nevertheless a highly informative and foundational text.
In 2013, The SecDev Group undertook a 10-month Kanishka-funded project that set out, in part, to explore methodologies and technologies for open source social media (OSSM) research and their potential utility for detecting weak signals of radicalization towards violent extremism online.
This research note summarizes experimental research conducted by The SecDev Group in 2013, as part of a Public Safety Canada, Kanishka-funded project looking at social media analytics and the prevention of violent extremism.
This experiment used the Twitter profile of a U.K. national, verified to be an active foreign fighter (FF) in the Syrian civil war, as the seed for constructing a network topology based on social media interactions.
This summary captures the main findings of a longitudinal content analysis of a known foreign fighter’s (FF) public social media activity for signs of radicalization toward violent extremism.
This 2014 paper reviewed relevant empirical social science studies to gain perspective on two questions: 1) Are there accepted risk factors or indicators that signal increasing radicalization on the pathway to violent extremism?
This 2013 article examines the case of a Marine Corps reservist who perpetrated a series of attacks against military facilities in Virginia in October and November 2010.
This 2012 paper develops a novel methodology for modeling cyber-collective social networks (CSMs) from individual, community, and transnational perspectives. The authors do this by utilizing existing collective action theories and computational approaches for social network analysis.
This portal gathers an annotated collection of recent research on the ways in which social media and new technologies may be leveraged in the fight against violent extremism