Germaine R. Halegoua

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Raz Schwartz is a postdoctoral researcher at Cornell Tech NYC and a Magic grant fellow at the Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Columbia Journalism School. Raz studies social media usage in urban settings and focuses on examining local social interactions by applying computational social science methods. Prior to joining Cornell Tech NYC, Raz was a(More)
Rather than assume that there is some universal “right way” to engage social media platforms, we interrogate how the location-based social media practice known as “jumping” played out on the popular service Foursquare. We use this case to investigate how a “global” or universal system is constructed with an imagined user in mind, one who enjoys a particular(More)
The Workshop on Computational Personality Recognition allowed participants to compare the results of their systems on a common benchmark. Unlike competitive shared tasks, the workshop did not focus just on performance, but rather on discovering which feature sets, resources, and learning techniques are useful in the extraction of personality from text.(More)
Breaking Bad (AMC, 2008-2013) dramatizes the rise and fall of Walter White, a mildmannered high school chemistry teacher who, through a series of misfortunes and freak opportunities, is transformed into a notorious, brutal drug kingpin -a trajectory described as "Mr. Chips" to "Scarface." I contextualize and conduct a textual analysis of this acclaimed(More)
People have embraced social media as a means to express their experiences within and knowledge about particular places, and researchers have continued to analyze these digital traces in order to better understand social activities within particular places. Geotagged social media data such as photos, tweets, check-ins, audio, video, and status updates have(More)
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