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May 2016: Social Media Analysis, Twitter and the London Olympics 2012, by Pete Burnap, William Housley, Jeffrey Morgan, Luke Sloan, Matthew Williams & Adam Edwards

Based on the occurring tweets during the 2012 London Olympics, this month’s featured case showcases how using data visualisation can help aid your research. Through using the social media analytics software, Cardiff Online Social Media ObServatory (COSMOS), the researchers analysed the frequency and sentiments of the tweets occurring during this time period. By using log linear models to showcase their findings, the authors were able to successfully communicate their ideas through visual means and were able to emphasize the focal point of their findings. This is a must read for social media and ‘Big Data’ enthusiasts!

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