Tumblr, Flickr, and tools used by digital humanists
How do researchers think they might want to use Tumblr and Flickr information?
People don’t work with these sources because there is no access to that data, so what would the data be used for?
Ways digital humanists want to use digital technology, tools to make it accessible
Scholarship on visual culture- researchers use images to visualize themes rather than use a mix for a more complex method
LOC twitter archive- unable to use because question of capacity
Maybe looking for stuff already known is out there
Look at what other fields and for profit companies use it for
Look at tweets to follow hashtags and subjects, see what they point to
Ex for project- undergrad looking for 100 tweets for a paper 0m #bringbackourgirls, candidates for office, social science research, ebola rumors,
Ed Summer’s work on tweets about Ferguson
Boston Marathon Bombing tweets video
Flickr- people who are not from professional archives post on Flickr
Instagram doesn’t allow the same sorting as Flickr
Gelman- open source project for Tumblr and Flickr
How easy is it to start a feed manager on twitter since a hashtag starts right at an event?
Topsy- Twitter sentiment analysis
Eleanor Roosevelt Papers- looking for audio format to use for a source and online format
Nodegoat- mapping tool
Easy tools to create interactive maps- Storymap for the classroom
Utilizing other digital history projects within the classroom
Interactive options to engage the public
Cursive and handwriting issues with reading- crowdsourcing to transcribe
Skills people would like to learn-
Text and coding, TI, XML
Novice understanding, but learning TI would give confidence and help digital projects
Courses on coding at institutions to advance projects
Do you want to use more tools?
Problem- digital humanists don’t know the tools so they can’t make a project without learning the tools
Balancing- how accepted are these type of projects for grad school applications, tenure, job applications?
Better to have a project relevant to your work
Gelman- tech department resources for help with TI infrastructure and other options