This 2002 article is a foundational piece in the field of netnography and is written by the founder of the discipline. While the article precedes the emergence of social media, it nevertheless provides some critical foundation to the emergence and original context of netnographic research.
This short 2014 online article compares the differences between netnography and other forms of digital ethnographic research. The author defines both netnography and digital ethnography as they are understood by the Center of Digital Ethnography Studies.
This recorded talk with Susan Benesch, a fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society deals with data driven methods to decrease hate online.
This article concerns whether social media is a valid indicator of political behavior. As the authors discuss, there is considerable debate about the validity of data extracted from social media for studying offline behavior.
This paper sets out to interpolate and predict state-level polling at the daily level by employing a dataset of over 500GB of political tweets from the final months of the 2012 presidential campaign.
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 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