IU data scientists launch free tools to analyze online trends, memes

IMAGE: In this graph mapping connections between Twitter users tagging tweets #thedress in spring 2015, a larger “node ” indicates more people also tagging #whiteandgold in connection to the topic than #blueandblack. view more Credit: Indiana University p>BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Did more people see #thedress as blue and black or white and gold? How many Twitter users wanted pop star Katy Perry to take the #icebucketchallenge? The power to explore online social media movements — from the pop cultural to the political — with the same algorithmic sophistication as top experts in the field is now available to journalists, researchers and members of the public from a free, user-friendly online software suite released today by scientists at Indiana University. The Web-based tools, called the Observatory on Social Media, or “OSoMe” (pronounced…


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