Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Investigating Twitter & Blogs impact on the Xenophobia issue

I have decided to do a quick study on what the impact of social media has been on the recent Xenophobia issue. I believe if we know how it impacts on a situation we can make use of that knowledge to actually make a difference a whole lot quicker.

Stii was kind enough to provide me with a dump of all blog posts that were tagged with 'Xenophobia'. Though there is currently no way to link twitter usernames to the blog posts. Therefore i have uploaded the spreadsheet to Google docs, anyone can edit it as long as you have an account. Please add your twitter username to all your own blog posts or any others that you may recognize. the rest of the fields are optional. If you cannot edit the spreadsheet send me your blog url and i will capture it:

Twitter: ismail
Invite to collaborate on the document:

I've shared a document with you called "xenophobia_blogs_google":

Capture Directly onto the sheet (Use this to see if your blog post is included on the list):

Capture in the Form (Use this, it's the easiest option)

It's not an attachment -- it's stored online at Google Docs. To open this document, just click the link above.

Doing an analysis on effects of social media / twitter / blogs in a
crisis situation, I need to link up the blog posts to twitter
usernames. If you have blogged about the Xenophobia please claim it and
add your name under the column 'Twitter username'

I would also appreciate if you could pass this on to any bloggers you know that have blogged about the situation.

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1 comment:

Ismail D said...

Just a note, to easily find your post just do a search for your domain name. The spreadsheet is sorted by URL.