Social Networks

Measuring the partisan web and its effects

The internet has made seamless access to information, a reality. As a result, a lot of issues of the offline world, are now being voiced, shared, and discussed on the internet; including but not limited to partisan and hot button issues. As a result, phenomenona like fake news and partisan news have become a central theme for inter-disciplinary research. This project links together all the works done to investigate the hyper-partisan ecosystem and other social media processes that may have profound effects on how democracy functions in our post internet world

About engagment and networked systems

There has been a large churn of new ideas, exploring new ways to network people and their content. From primacy driven social media platforms like Tik-tok, Vine and Instagram, to a more decentralized socially curated content platform like Mastodom. Here I explore models, methods and pipelines to measure how humans adopt and interact with these new and innovative platforms.

Characterising User Content on a Multi-lingual Social Network

Social media has been on the vanguard of political information diffusion in the 21st century. Most studies that look into disinformation, political influence and fake-news focus on mainstream social media platforms. This has inevitably made English …

Challenges in the Decentralised Web: The Mastodon Case

The Decentralised Web (DW) has recently seen a renewed momentum, with a number of DW platforms like Mastodon, PeerTube, and Hubzilla gaining increasing traction. These offer alternatives to traditional social networks like Twitter, YouTube, and …

How do online communities of people with long-term conditions function and evolve? Network analysis of the structure and dynamics of the Asthma UK and British Lung Foundation (BLF) online communities.

Like at First Sight: Understanding User Engagement with the World of Microvideos

Several content-driven platforms have adopted the ‘micro video’ for-mat, a new form of short video that is constrained in duration, typically at most5-10 seconds long. Micro videos are typically viewed through mobile apps, andare presented to viewers …

Structure and dynamics of online patients’ communities: the case of Asthma UK and BLF online fora