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 →
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 →
Wrote this to help a friend, realized I'll need to refer to it later, so I'm putting it here. Picture sourced from the web, but yes that would be a good way to work backwards from the D-Day. Hello worried and anxious colleagues! Is this the first time you're contemplating something so exciting? Worry not,... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
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See what I did there? If you're anything like me, you're finding your way backwards into stats after spending a lifetime thinking that all there was to the field was mean, median, mode, sometimes cumulative frequency, and those are things you left behind in high school. Newsflash: not only is stats underlying every quantitative prediction... Continue Reading →
Liling Tan of Saarland University compiled a list of open source NLP tools for anyone to get started with. Thanks Liling! We don't know each other, but your list is awesome! Here's the compiled list of NLP tools. Here are the NLP tools slides that Liling presented at FOSS Asia in 2017.
I discovered this amazing tutorial on planning and analyzing experiments by Eytan Bakshy and Sean Taylor of Facebook research, and I'm so glad I found it while I was still designing my first experiment. This is an amazing, comprehensive resource that takes you from starting to think about experiment design, all the way to what... Continue Reading →