Thursday, 12 February 2015

Award of historical Twitter prize from Texifter for PhD Student

Well done to Wasim Ahmed, Information School PhD student, who has won a historical Twitter prize from Texifter to receive Enterprise access to DiscoverText for three months, and Sifter credit for up to three historical Twitter days up to 200,000 tweets. Wasim was one of five winners, and the only one from the UK, the other winners coming from the US and France. More information is available on the Textifer blog.

Wasim's PhD focuses on 'Pandemics and epidemics: User reactions on social media and Web 2.0 platforms'. He is being supervised by Professor Peter Bath and Dr Farida Vis. 

The Information School already has very good relationships with both Texifter and Discover Text through Farida and her work. Stuart Shulman, CEO of Texifter visited the School last year at Farida's invitation and gave a seminar on accessing Twitter data.

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