Citizen Mindscapes – Detecting Social, Emotional and National Dynamics in Social Media

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description (abstract)

We aim to build a research frontier for digital and non-digital social media analysis by focusing on Suomi24 – Finland’s largest topic-centric social media, and one of the world's largest non-English online discussion fora. We bring together researchers from social sciences, digital culture, welfare sociology, language technology, and statistical data analysis, developing new ways of exploring social and political interaction. We tackle Suomi24 from three perspectives: (1) the culture that produces social media, (2) novel visual tools and methods for studying the digital content, and, (3) a small number of spearhead research questions, such as characterizing the types of micro interaction, how heated debates might turn into political movements and how to detect emotional waves. In addition to an open data set made available through the Language Bank, the results will be a book on digital culture and digital analysis tools for social scientists.
Short titleCitizen Mindscapes
Effective start/end date01/01/201631/12/2018

Fields of Science

  • 518 Media and communications
  • 517 Political science
  • 5141 Sociology
  • 6121 Languages
  • Best paper award at DHN 2020

    Mäkelä, Eetu (Recipient), Lagus, Krista (Recipient), Lahti, Leo (Recipient), Säily, Tanja (Recipient), Tolonen, Mikko (Recipient), Hämäläinen, Mika (Recipient), Kaislaniemi, Samuli (Recipient) & Nevalainen, Terttu (Recipient), 23 Oct 2020

    Prize: Prizes and awards