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How would you feel if one of your social media posts about an event was used in this kind of analysis, are you always a reliable source of data? How would you make judgements about the accuracy of information that other people posted about the event?
Further readingOptionally you may like to read the summary of Vieweg et al’s situational awareness paper that is attached to this article. It is a good example the first part of the Web Science cycle, where studies inform theory about a technology is used. The next part of the cycle would be to use this new understanding to create more powerful analyses and tools.
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- Vieweg, S., Hughes, A. L., Starbird, K., & Palen, L. (2010). Microblogging during two natural hazards events: what twitter may contribute to situational awareness. Presented at the CHI ‘10: Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM
The Power of Social Media
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