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Oxford University’s #SocialHumanities Datahack: Self-(Re)presentations on Social Media

27th February 2017
 | Katy Alexander

How do we make sense of the explosion of social media data of recent years? What can this data tell us about who we are and what we want? On the 14th of January, the TORCH #SocialHumanities network led a day-long datahack examining content from a number of social platforms in order to find and analyze trends within the social media sphere. Participants from a diverse range of backgrounds ranging from the humanities to computational science came together to tackle these issues.

The #SocialHumanities network explores the implications of social media for society, from platform design and usage, to the volumes of data generated.