For many researchers, social media data (both user- and system-generated) is a rich source of behavioral data that can reveal how we communicate and interact with each other online and what that might mean for our society as we continue to speed towards an increasingly computer-mediated future.
Social Media Data + Data Stewardship = Social Media Data Stewardship
What are the API rate limits for data collection set by social media platforms?
Can and for how long social media data be stored outside social media platforms?
Are there any types of analysis or data transformation processes that are not permitted by the social media platforms?
Can researchers publish data they used for the analysis? For example, as part of a journal publication?
Can researchers share data they have collected with other researchers?
Should the records collected previously be deleted if they are also deleted by their creator?
- The Ethics of Social Media Data Use for Research June 30, 2017
- Sampling and Recruiting on Facebook May 30, 2017
- 2017 Specialist Meeting on Social Media Data Stewardship April 3, 2017
- We are Hiring a Postdoctoral Researcher in Social Media Data Privacy & Ethics March 13, 2017
- Challenges and Opportunities of Doing Research With Social Media Data April 16, 2016