Tweeting the London Riots

Emma Tonkin, Technical Innovation Coordinator at the Innovation Support Centre, was recently interviewed by a journalist from Science about some analysis she conducted into how the riots in the UK last summer were covered on Twitter. Emma collaborated with researchers from the University of Bath, Bristol University and New Mexico State University. I was pleased to learn today that an article, which references Emma and her work, has appeared in Science.

This represents an interesting application of Emma’s expertise in text mining and analysis, coupled with ongoing research into social networking technologies.

The article, and the paper published in ASIS&T make for interesting reading.

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