[Air-L] Facebook communication flows

Cernison, Matteo Matteo.Cernison at EUI.eu
Thu Jun 2 00:45:01 PDT 2011

Dear Colleagues,
my name is Matteo Cernison, and I am exploring in my PhD research the relationship between the web and the actor involved in the Italian campaign against the privatization of water.

In particular, now I am observing how the hundreds of local committees of this campaign communicate on Facebook, simply reading and noting what happens in their posts and events.
Nevertheless, i think that the analysis could become easier with the help of some tools or applications.

So, could you suggest me some application / tools / literature to observe the communication of disperse phenomena on Facebook?

In particular, do you know if exists:
a) a tool to summarize basic information about a group (number of daily posts, number of likes and comments, and similar)?
b) a tool to detect where and how a certain symbol or link spreads on Facebook?
c) a tool that indicates what is becoming trendy or "viral" on Facebook?

Or, better, a web page dedicated to research software for facebook analysis in social science?

Thank you very much for your help,
Matteo Cernison
PhD Candidate
Department of Social and Political Sciences
European University Institute
Via della Badia dei Roccettini 9
50014 Fiesole (FI)
email: matteo.cernison at eui.eu
skype: cinusskype
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