Mediating Sustainable Cities

Audio Paper 5: Mediating Sustainable Cities: Data Collection From Social Media.


How do we collect data from social media? What are the challenges? What are the ethical questions related to data collection? In this audio paper, Paola Monachesi explains how to identify communities in social media and the methodology she has developed to this end. The data collection is at the basis of the work presented in the series. It makes more evident what we all know: how easy it is to detect and categorize people based on the data they produce.

Participants: Paola Monachesi

Text: Paola Monachesi

#datacollection #socialmedia #creativemigrants #elderly #twitter

Episode 5 transcript

Related Reading

  • Monachesi, P., & Witteborn, S. (2021). Building the sustainable city through Twitter: Creative skilled migrants and innovative technology use. Telematics and Informatics58, [101531].
  • Monachesi, P. (2020). Shaping an alternative smart city discourse through Twitter: Amsterdam and the role of creative migrants. Cities100, [102664].
  • Pandya, A., Oussalah, M., Monachesi, P., & Kostakos, P. (2019). On the use of distributed semantics of tweet metadata for user age prediction. Future Generation Computer Systems102, 437-452.