Introducing social media analytics

In this talk, Dr Luigi Di Martino introduces social media analytics. He covers the rise of ‘big data’, its opportunities and its limitations for producing knowledge about social phenomena in the 21st Century. Luigi outlines the steps and decision making processes that data analysts go through when determining what data to collect, where to place the boundaries on their research projects, what platforms and communities to analyse, and which theoretical concepts and ideas to use in order to facilitate data analysis and interpretation. This talk was created for Western Sydney University postgraduate students studying digital research methods.

Public diplomacy early career debate

In this debate chaired by Dr Luigi Di Martino in his role of Student & Early Career Representative of the ICA PD Interest group, Dr Lisa Tam of the Queensland University of Technology and Dr Eriks Varpahovskis of the HSE University discuss the following proposition: “As trust in social media crumbles, are these platforms still adequate for public diplomacy?”.
The Debate was a joint event of the ICA Public Diplomacy Interest Group and the ISA International Communication Section.

Digital Responsibilities – A Curiosity Pod from Western Sydney University’s 21C Curriculum Project

In this video, Dr Luigi Di Martino introduces “Digital Responsibilities”, a 21C Curiosity Pod designed with students and staff from the Western Sydney University’s Young and Resilient Research Centre and WESNET.

A Discussion about Digital Responsibilities

In this video, Karen Bentley (WESNET), Dr Shiva Chandra (Y&R, Western Sydney University), Dr Ashlee Gore (School of Social Sciences, Western Sydney University) and Professor Amanda Third (Y&R, Western Sydney University) explore the implications of online harms for different social groups and discuss strategies to address online harmful practices. The discussion is moderated by the 21C Student Curriculum partners (Future Thinkers) Thilakshi Mallawa Arachchi and Brooke Mees. This is part of a 21C Curiosity Pod on Digital Responsibilities created and designed by Dr Luigi Di Martino with students and staff from Western Sydney University.