Social media’s role in the DC riots?

Comments written for the Channel News Asia, with inputs based on primary research from Dr. Saifuddin Ahmed Parts of the riot were planned online on Facebook etc - why wasn't anything done? This time the call for rioting came from the man himself, from a video posted to social media, so it's not necessary to... Continue Reading →

Google News prioritizes national news outlets in the narrative of local issues: the case of the Portland protests

(by Sean Fischer, Kokil Jaidka, and Yphtach Lelkes) Portland, OR became the object of national attention in July as the standoff between federal agents and protesters reached its climax. National attention to the conflict in Portland was awakened by the New York Times on July 17. Search interest for the topic peaked on July 20th.... Continue Reading →

Trump and social media

written for Channel News Asia in October 2020 , with inputs and primary research results provided by Dr. Saifuddin Ahmed How would you describe President Trump's use of social media, has it done more harm than good? Social media is the core communication tool for Trump and the Trump White House. In fact, even since... Continue Reading →

How to edit Wikipedia

I was helping a friend of mine figure out how Wikipedia works, and I made this self-learning tutorial. It compares stuff you can do with the source editing and the visual editing mode, and when you'd want to prefer the former over the latter (usually when you want to reuse one of the popular templates,... Continue Reading →

The language of regional well-being

Jaidka, K., Giorgi, S., Schwartz, H. A., Kern, M. L., Ungar, L. H., & Eichstaedt, J. C. (2020). Estimating geographic subjective well-being from twitter: a comparison of dictionary and data-driven language methods. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In the COVID-19 era that we are living in today, social media posts can help us... Continue Reading →

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