[Air-L] Facebook Group Research & Tools

Andrea Forte aforte at drexel.edu
Wed Sep 14 10:49:54 PDT 2011

Kevin, You might check out Mascaro and Goggin's work on political 
discourse in the Facebook tea party group. I don't have a copy of them 
on hand but...

Mascaro, C. and Goggins, S. (2011). Brewing up Citizen Engagement: The 
Coffee Party on Facebook. Communities & Technologies 2011, June 29 – 
July 2, 2011. Brisbane, Australia.

Mascaro, C., Novak, A. & Goggins, S. (2011). Shepherding and Censorship: 
Discourse Management in the Tea Party Patriots Facebook Group. HICSS, 
E-Government Track.


On 9/14/11 1:30 PM, Kevin Guidry wrote:
> All,
> I'm working with a group of Master's students who are beginning a
> study examining the messages posted to a large, active Facebook group.
>   First, is there any "must have" literature focusing specifically on
> Facebook groups?  I'm well-versed in the broader Facebook and college
> student technology use literature but I'm not aware of any good
> studies in this specific area so your guidance would be appreciated.
> Second, are there any tools that automate or make it easy to download
> messages posted to a Facebook group?  I'm helping these students
> search for any relevant tools but it's difficult because the space is
> extremely crowded with SEO and marketing "tools" and "research."
> Kevin
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