<$BlogRSDUrl$> Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A. Author/Speaker/Consultant
Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A. Author/Speaker/Consultant
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Friday, October 17, 2014  

Social Media Research Foundation - Open Tools, Open Data, Open Scholarship for Social Media

Social Media Research Foundation is made up of social media researchers who want to create open tools, generate and host open data, and support open scholarship related to social media. The Social Media Research Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt public charity incorporated in California. Social media is the term for all the ways people connect to people through computation. Mobile devices, social networks, micro-blogging and location sharing are just a few of the ways people engage in computer-mediated collective action. Mapping, measuring and understanding the landscape of social media is our mission. We support tool projects that enable the collection, analysis and visualization of social media data. We host data sets that are relevant to social media research. And we will support graduate students studying and building research related to social media. Today, their primary project is NodeXL, the free and open network overview discovery and exploration add-in for Excel 2007 (and 2010 and 2013) that extends the familiar spreadsheet so that it can collect, analyze and visualize complex social networks. They plan to take on additional projects that improve the variety and quality of data available to the NodeXL social network analysis platform (among others that consume the open GraphML format). This will be added to Social Informatics Subject Tracer™. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

posted by Marcus Zillman | 4:38 AM
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