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Social Media Macroscope: a comprehensive web platform for social media data research and visualization

Event Type
data, data visualization
University Library - Scholarly Commons
314 Main Library. Take the north stairwell (Armory and Wright Street entrance) to the 3rd floor of the Main Library and make a left at the top of the stairs.
Feb 13, 2019   2:00 - 3:00 pm  
The Social Research and Technology Innovation Laboratory Team
Scholarly Commons
Originating Calendar
Savvy Researcher Workshops - University Library

The Social Media Macroscope was developed right here at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign by experts in data analytics and information science. This research platform allows those with an interest in social media research to conduct big data research, sentiment analysis, visualizations and more without requiring an expertise in computational science. Learn how you can use this tool for professional and educational research, garner an understanding of your marketing efforts, or learn more about the impact of social movements. Prior to the workshop, please go to and sign up for a free account using your university-affiliated email.



Joe Yun, Ph.D., is the lab lead for the Social Research and Technology Innovation (SRTI) lab through Technology Services. His research focuses on computational advertising and the technologies that surround it. And he is the principal investigator of the Social Media Macroscope.

Nick Vance is the Director of Operations for the SRTI Lab. He holds a Masters in information Sciences and has expertise in data analytics, technology prototyping, software development and social media analytics.

Curtis Donelson holds Bachelors degrees in Psychology and Biology and is currently working towards a Masters in Data Science. He performs machine learning and data visualization with the SRTI lab and is also the lead developer on the Alexa skills project.

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