Event: Observatory on Social Media, OSoMe


Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia



Wednesday, Jan 17th 2018 at 4:00 PM
Social Science Research Commons (Woodburn Hall 200)


This Open Science Forum will introduce IU users to a large data resource to available to them. 

Thanks to support from the Indiana University Network Science Institute (IUNI) and the Digital Science Center (DSC), the full content of the Twitter data repository from the Observatory on Social Media (OSoMe) is now available to all IU researchers. Many tools to detect social bots, study the spread of fake news, visualize meme diffusion networks, trends, and maps, as well as APIs to access this data, have been available to the general public since mid-2016. Now, however, the IU research community can access enhanced data and content from the large collection, based on a 10% sample of all public tweets. A dedicated portal allows IU faculty and students to submit queries to the OSoMe cluster based on hashtags, URLs, keywords, geo-coordinates, and other criteria. At any time the system can search and retrieve data from the previous 18 months. We hope this resource will spur and support new research projects in all areas of computing, natural, and social sciences.

IUNI research scientist Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia will give a brief demonstration on how to use the tool and an overview of the scientific applications of social media data.