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Politics 2.0 With Facebook – Collecting And Analyzing Public Comments On Facebook For Studying Political Discourses, Chirag Shah, Tayebeh Yazdani Nia Jan 2011

Politics 2.0 With Facebook – Collecting And Analyzing Public Comments On Facebook For Studying Political Discourses, Chirag Shah, Tayebeh Yazdani Nia

JITP 2011: The Future of Computational Social Science

Analyzing publicly available content on various social media sites such as YouTube and Twitter, as well as social network sites such as Facebook, has become an increasingly popular method for studying socio-political issues. Such public-contributed content, primarily available as comments, let people express their opinions and sentiments on a given topic, news-story, or post, while allowing social and political scientists to extend their analysis of a political discourse to social sphere. We recognize the importance of Facebook in such analysis and present several approaches and observations of collecting and analyzing public comments from it. In particular, we demonstrate what it ...