Indiana University Launches New Tools to Analyze Memes and Trends

Oh boy, this sounds like fun! Researchers at Indiana University have released a new set of tools to analyze online memes and trends. “The Web-based tools, called the Observatory on Social Media, or ‘OSoMe’ (pronounced “awesome”), provide anyone with an Internet connection the power to analyze online trends, memes and other online bursts of viral activity. An academic pre-print paper on the tools is available in the open-access journal PeerJ.”