The WikiTalkEdit dataset

This paper has had quite an adventure, and it finally has a home. The WikiTalkEdit dataset/paper tests whether the predictors of emotion change in a two-party conversation, are also predictors of behavioral change. The paper tests different language models and provide linguistic insights about the predictors of each kind of change. Inspired by a conversation... Continue Reading →

Clubhouse: listening in on an audio-only social media platform

I wrote this as a thinkpiece for a student's assignment. I plan on building on these ideas for a longer rant. Until then feel free to consume and engage. Thanks Olivia Sim for the nudge! Are there any possible reasons why Clubhouse is popular? Increasing awareness about privacy breaches, the commodification of user data, and... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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