[Air-L] Earn a Certificate in Social Media Analysis from Boston University w/ Gratis Access to Crimson Hexagon, DiscoverText, and more

Jacob Groshek jgroshek at bu.edu
Wed Sep 13 08:23:01 PDT 2017

Dear Colleagues,

With apologies for the cross-posting, after selling out our two initial
events,​ we are hosting a workshop at Boston University this October 20 -
22, 2017 on social media analysis called "Making Social Media Matter: How
to Analyze, Visualize & Interpret Social Networks in 3 Days."

In addition to covering the theoretical bases of working with and modeling
big data, the training in this workshop will include access and use of
leading data platforms, namely Crimson Hexagon, NodeXL, the Boston
University Twitter Collection and Analysis Toolkit (BU-TCAT), DiscoverText
and Gephi.

Please let me know any questions and share widely with colleagues,
students, or professionals that might be interested to attend.​ For more
details, please visit


In summary, the tools demonstrated in this workshop for network analysis,
geolocation, and machine learning are at the forefront of social media
research and will equip attendees — even those with no computational
training — with expert understanding of how to collect, analyze, visualize,
and interpret social media data for internal and public use.

Media researchers, students, and anyone wanting to make sense of social
media will benefit from attending this workshop. All participants that
successfully complete this workshop will:

• Earn a Certificate in Social Media Analysis: Principals and Practices for
Big Data from Boston University.

• Have free access for 3 weeks to the industry-leading ForSight data
analysis platform from Crimson Hexagon as well as enterprise access to

• Receive training in exclusive data analysis tools that can collect,
analyze and visualize millions of units of social media content.

• Go beyond simple analytic dashboards and dive deep into data to take
their analytic skills to the next level.

Again, please let me know any questions and share widely with colleagues,
students, or professionals that might be interested to attend.

Space is limited, and registration is currently discounted 15% with promo
code #socialmedia until September 30.  Visit
https://www.bu.edu/com/social-media-analysis/ for more information and

Thanks much,

Dr. Jacob Groshek
Associate Professor of Emerging Media Studies
Associate Director of the Center for Mobile Communication Studies
Communication Research Center <http://sites.bu.edu/crc/about-crc/> Fellow
Hariri Institute <http://www.bu.edu/hic/> Faculty Fellow
Boston University
jgroshek.org <http://www.jgroshek.org/>

Workshop Director, Making Social Media Matter
Founding Editor, *Journal of Communication and Technology
Founding Member, Boston Civic Media Consortium <http://bostoncivic.media/>
Previously: Research Fellow, Erasmus Uni
Full Member, NeSCoR  <http://nescor.socsci.uva.nl/>| Visiting Scholar, IAST
@jgroshek <https://twitter.com/jgroshek> | google scholar

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