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.

Analysing Meso and Macro conversation structures in an online suicide support forum

Platforms like Reddit and Twitter offer internet users an opportunity to talk about diverse issues, including those pertaining to physical and mental health. Some of these forums also function as a safe space for severely distressed mental health …

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