#FLsocmed Week 1: Twitter, numbers and being sociable


It is the end of my first week on the Social Media Analytics MOOC delivered by the good folk at the Queensland University of Technology. I have learnt how to get started analysing the numbers behind tweets and hashtags and how to use Martin Hawksey’s TAGS, which prior to the course I had only unsuccessfully dabbled with. There was also a lot of reading and debate around current issues regarding research ethics of public data within the FutureLearn space. However, it is the final article of the week, ‘Twitter (probably) isn’t dying, but is it becoming less sociable?’ written in November 2015 by Jean Burgess, one of the course leads, which sparked this post.

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