GW Today: How Does Twitter Shape the Conversation around Covid-19?

GW Today: How Does Twitter Shape the Conversation around Covid-19?. “Researchers at the George Washington University are part of a multi-institutional initiative to create an open database tracking online attitudes toward COVID-19, an essential tool for researchers and public health professionals working to slow the pandemic.”

GW Today: Collections Website Offers Research Opportunities

GW Today: Collections Website Offers Research Opportunities. “The George Washington University has launched its pilot collections website, a work in progress presenting high-resolution photographs of and information on more than 4,000 artifacts and works of art. The site is a collaboration between the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery and the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design.”

GW Hatchet: Thousands use GW Libraries’ social media archive tool six years after debut

GW Hatchet: Thousands use GW Libraries’ social media archive tool six years after debut. “More than 3,000 users have taken advantage of a tool GW Libraries officials created to help researchers archive and analyze social media posts over the past six years. Developed in 2013 by a group of software developers, archivists and librarians, the Social Feed Manager collects data from Twitter, Tumblr, Flickr and Sina Weibo – a Chinese blogging website – and exports and organizes the data for researcher use.”

The George Washington University: Imminent Threat to Guatemala’s Historical Archive of the National Police (AHPN)

The George Washington University: Imminent Threat to Guatemala’s Historical Archive of the National Police (AHPN). “The National Security Archive joins our international and Guatemalan colleagues in calling for the protection of the Historical Archive of the National Police (AHPN) of Guatemala, which faces new threats to its independence and to public access to its holdings.”

Inside Higher Education: Controversy Over an ISIS Archive

Inside Higher Education: Controversy Over an ISIS Archive . “Middle East studies scholars are criticizing a decision by George Washington University to cooperate with The New York Times to create a public online archive of the ‘ISIS files,’ internal Islamic State documents that were removed from Iraq by the newspaper and became the subject of the investigative article ‘The ISIS Files.’ The Middle East Studies Association’s Committee on Academic Freedom previously criticized the newspaper’s decision to remove and publicize the documents, arguing in a letter in May that the Times had no right to remove the documents and that the publication of documents containing personal information risked endangering the safety of individual Iraqis.”

GW Hatchet: Faculty use social media to generate online hype for research projects

GW Hatchet: Faculty use social media to generate online hype for research projects. “When researchers look to generate buzz for their latest project or to collect data for their next study, they are increasingly turning to social media. At a time when [George Washington University] is striving to expand its research reputation across the globe and faculty are forced to vie for increasingly competitive federal grants, experts and faculty said publicizing projects on platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram is crucial to gain wide recognition and reach a broader audience.”

George Washington University: GW Launches New Tip Sheet on Political Twitter Activity

George Washington University: GW Launches New Tip Sheet on Political Twitter Activity . “Researchers at the George Washington University launched on Friday a new weekly recap of political activity on Twitter. The publication, called The ECHO, will quantify which politicians, issues, campaigns and political institutions are garnering the most traction on the social media platform…. The inaugural edition of The ECHO found a dramatic increase in social media activity surrounding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, with 5.3 million related tweets during the Aug. 31-Sept. 6 report period. That represented a 3,638 percent increase from the previous week. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the end of the program on Sept. 5.”

Phys.org: Study finds social media course impacts online behavior in first-year medical students

Phys.org: Study finds social media course impacts online behavior in first-year medical students. “Researchers at the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences found a majority of first-year medical students changed their online behavior after participating in a social media and professionalism course. The study results show that a formal education on responsible social media use is beneficial to medical students as they develop professional habits that are inclusive of social media, and look to avoid behavior that would be detrimental to their careers.”