12 Jan Unveiling R-Shief 4.0: A Social Media Archive and Analytics System
Benjamin Doherty, Mahmoud Said, Laila Shereen Sakr (R-Shief, UCSB)
Tuesday, January 12, 2016/4:00 PM
R-Shief is an archival and visualizing media system with a five-year archive of over twenty-six billion social media posts (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and sites) in more than seventy languages. It has been used by scholars and practitioners from social sciences, humanities, and engineering to conduct computational and textual analysis on social media and digital activism. At this talk, the developers of R-Shief will unveil the plans for the next iteration of this analytic tool which is moving to UCSB, and will be available for faculty and graduate students. In an address at Stanford University, Assistant Secretary of State Rose Gottemoeller recognized R-Shief for its predictive analysis of the overthrow of former President Qaddafi of Libya in 2011. And more recently, in March 2015, R-Shief media system was featured in an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Please come join us to learn about this exciting tool that will be available for UC faculty.
Sponsored by the IHC’s Faculty Collaborative Research Grant.