Featured Outputs

Report2018 Proceedings2017

Social Media Data + Data Stewardship = Social Media Data Stewardship

Social Media Data Stewardship (SMDS) is a set of data- and user-driven principles to guide all aspects of managing social media data including its collection, storage, analysis, publication, reuse, sharing and preservation.

COLLECTION

What are the API rate limits for data collection set by social media platforms?

STORAGE

Can and for how long social media data be stored outside social media platforms?

ANALYSIS

Are there any types of analysis or data transformation processes that are not permitted by the social media platforms?

PUBLISHING

Can researchers publish data they used for the analysis? For example, as part of a journal publication?

SHARE

Can researchers share data they have collected with other researchers?

PRESERVATION

Should the records collected previously be deleted if they are also deleted by their creator?

Recent Posts

  • Portage & Research Data Management in Canada
    At an event hosted by Portage, stakeholders engage in a discussion to establish best practices and policies around research data management and stewardship across the country. Watch the panel online Panel: Murtaza Haider, Professor at the Ted Rogers […]
  • State of Social Media in Canada 2017The State of Social Media in Canada 2017: New Report
    Survey reveals the state of social media in Canada and finds 94% of adult Canadian internet users have at least one social media account. Despite concerns fake news is flooding the Internet, Canadians’ love affair with social media shows no […]
  • Impact Model for Ethics: Notes from a talk by Annette Markham
    Impact Model for Ethics: Notes from a talk by Annette Markham *Reposted blog from Annette Markham’s website This blog contains notes from a talk I gave on June 27, 2017, at Ryerson University as part of a pre-conference workshop on Data […]
  • 2017 Social Media Data Stewardship Specialist Meeting: Recap
    The 2017 Specialist Meeting on Social Media Data Stewardship brought together 30 experts in social media research to discuss methods, ethics, and policies specifically related to managing social media data by industry, researchers and data […]
  • How much is your personal data really worth?
    Check out a recent story on social media data and its estimated worth published by Vice, featuring comments from Dr. Gruzd: “It’s very difficult to calculate an exact dollar number,” says Anatoliy Gruzd, Canada Research Chair in Social Media Data […]