The #StayHomeforSG dashboard launch

Social media in COVID-19: building resilience or sowing stress? When the circuit-breaker came into effect in April 2020, Singaporeans suspended their daily lives to check the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Social media and computer-mediated-communication became the lifeline for communication as well as breaking news. However, social media was considered by many to be a... Continue Reading →

The SMOL Project

Image credits: Swati Vats for the SMOL project. Every story has a beginning. This post is the beginning of the SMOL Project. The Social Media, Online behavior and Language project focuses on online human behavior and computer mediated communication. One day, we'll have our own spiders, bots, crawlers, apps, and python (scripts). SMOL is also... Continue Reading →

Language modeling on social media: the pros and cons

A number of studies have used social media language to (a) profile individuals, (b) profile linguistic styles, (c) profile communities, and (d) extrapolate the results to other domains, individuals, and communities. However, my work shows that pre-trained models may not scale well to other platforms, or even on the same platform to measure aggregated groups of... Continue Reading →

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