We're the comp.social lab at Georgia Tech.
We build and study social media.
 
bypassing weibo censorship
icwsm 2015 paper

Here, we show that it is possible to computationally generate homophone substitutions for banned terms on Sina Weibo, a technique that is difficult for the censorship apparatus to defend against.
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piggyback prototyping
chi 2015 paper

A 6-stage prototyping mechanism for designing new social computing systems on top of existing ones. This allows a focus on what people do on a system rather than how to attract people to it.
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credbank
icwsm 2015 paper

In this paper we present CREDBANK, a corpus of tweets, topics, events and associated human credibility judgements based on the real-time tracking of events on Twitter.
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modeling factuality
acl 2014 paper

We obtain annotations of perceived certainty of quoted statements in Twitter. We find that readers are influenced by linguistic framing devices, not other factors, e.g. sources, journalist.
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The comp.social lab is led by Eric Gilbert, an Assistant Professor in Georgia Tech's School of Interactive Computing. The lab focuses on the design and analysis of social media. We like puppies, mixed methods and new students (particularly MS).