How the Twitter Timeline Works (and 6 Simple Tactics to Increase Your Reach)

How the Twitter Time...

Understanding the social media algorithms is important to social media marketers, especially since it can heavily impact a brand’s reach on social media. We’ve talked about the Facebook News Feed algorithm and the Instagram Feed algorithm. This time, we would love to dive into the Twitter timeline algorithm. Up until 2015, the Twitter timeline displays tweets in the reverse-chronological order. […]

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Graph: Hospital Social Network Analysis

How I Learned to Sto...

In the 1840’s Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis had a big problem on his hands. He was an obstetrician in the Vienna General Hospital and healthy young women in the maternity ward were dying at an alarming rate. The problem was well known throughout Vienna. There were two wards, we’ll call them ward A and ward B. […]

The New Facebook Alg...

The Facebook algorithm is constantly evolving in order to provide a better experience for users. But few changes to the algorithm have sparked as much interest and conversation as the recent ‘meaningful interactions’ update, in which Facebook said it would be prioritizing posts that create meaningful conversations, especially those from family and friends. The reaction to […]

Facebook is no longer “social” anything: It’s an AI-Platform that needs to be regulated

Facebook is no longe...

Last year’s reports that some apparently well-funded Russian entities used Facebook to systemically disseminate fake news and seed widespread dissent during the 2016 U.S. elections is not only worrisome because of the damage that is being done to the democratic process, the impact on the credibility of social media and the overall trust in the Internet as […]

Game of Thrones, Murder Network Analysis

Game of Thrones, Mur...

Everybody’s favorite show about bloody power struggles and dragons, Game of Thrones, is back for its seventh season. And since we’re such big GoT fans here, we just had to do a project on analyzing data from the hit HBO show. You might not expect it, but the show is rife with data and has […]

Social Network Analysis

Social Network Analy...

Social media data is inexpensive, fast, and effortless to access. As a result, businesses are increasingly using data from social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, and Google Search. As more value is being realized from online communities, graph-based approaches are becoming increasingly important for mining social networks. Presentation info:  Eric J. White will […]

ODSC East 2016 | Kathy Qian – “How the World Bank Uses Social Network Analysis”

ODSC East 2016 | Kat...

Full Talk Title: “How the World Bank Uses Social Network Analysis to Support Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries” Abstract: The World Bank is no stranger to economic indicators or government databases. But when it comes to measuring innovation and entrepreneurship, traditional techniques and datasets just aren’t able to give us the insights we need, especially when […]

Picking the Perfect Hashtag w/Python

Picking the Perfect ...

Social media has fundamentally changed the way in which we interact with each other, and with the World Wide Web. Our web activities are now inherently social. We can keep in touch with close friends on facebook without ever needing to pick up a phone or get on a train. We can use twitter to […]

Data Science on Twitter

Data Science on Twit...

By: Jason O’Rawe – ODSC data science team contributor Twitter is an indispensable resource for data scientists as well as for the broader data science community. With the right connections, you can use twitter to learn data science, discover new technologies, computational tools and methodologies, and you can contribute to and build a community of […]