Kansas State University

search

IT News

Tag: facebook

March 17: Tapping Social Media Data with NCapture and NVivo 11 Plus training

“Tapping Social Media Data with NCapture and NVivo 11 Plus” will be offered 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, March 17, in 401B Hale Library. This presentation provides an overview of the NCapture browser add-on (to Google Chrome and Microsoft IE) as a tool for extracting information from social media platforms and will explore how the extracted data is analyzed using NVivo 11 Plus, a qualitative and mixed methods data analysis tool. (The NVivo for Mac now enables this functionality as well.)

Tapping social media data with NCapture & NVivo 11

Continue reading “March 17: Tapping Social Media Data with NCapture and NVivo 11 Plus training”

Nov. 18: Tapping Social Media Data with NCapture and NVivo 11 Plus

Tapping Social Media Data with NCapture and NVivo 11 Plus is 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, in 401B Hale Library. This presentation provides an overview of the NCapture browser add-on (to Chrome and IE) as a tool for extracting information from social media platforms and will explore how the extracted data is analyzed using NVivo 11 Plus, a qualitative and mixed methods data analysis tool. (The NVivo for Mac now enables this functionality as well.)

NVIVO training, 1:30-3:30, Friday, Nov. 18, 401B Hale Library

Continue reading “Nov. 18: Tapping Social Media Data with NCapture and NVivo 11 Plus”

Exploring social media with NodeXL Basic training April 15

“Exploring Social Media with NodeXL Basic” is a two-hour session that introduces some of the social media data extraction and network graphing functionalities of an open-source and freeware tool NodeXL Basic. This event will be 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, April 15, in 401B Hale Library.

SampleGraph
This image shows an example of a network graph with small clusters of individuals in relationships and even smaller motifs.
  • Ever wonder what sorts of #hashtagged conversations may be occurring on Twitter and who the discussants are? Curious about the social networks of particular @accounts on Twitter?
  • Wonder what a public-facing social network looks like on Facebook? A private one?
  • Intrigued by a related tags network from Flickr? An article network on Wikipedia? A video network on YouTube? A user network on YouTube?

Continue reading “Exploring social media with NodeXL Basic training April 15”

Exploring social media with NodeXL on April 10

“Exploring Social Media with NodeXL” is a two-hour session that introduces some of the social media data extraction and network graphing functionalities of NodeXL.  This event will be 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, April 10, at 301 Hale Library.

SampleGraph
This image shows an example of a network graph with small clusters of individuals in relationships and even smaller motifs.

Ever wonder what sorts of #hashtagged conversations may be occurring on Twitter and who the discussants are?  Curious about the social networks of particular @accounts on Twitter?

Wonder what a public-facing social network looks like on Facebook?  A private one?

Intrigued by a related tags network from Flickr?  An article network on Wikipedia?  A video network on YouTube?  A user network on YouTube?

Continue reading “Exploring social media with NodeXL on April 10”

The NodeXL Series: Conducting a Data Crawl of a Facebook Fan Page (Part 8)

Facebook is currently the foremost social networking site in the Western world.  Many individuals and entities create fan pages on this social network to be their public-facing side.  The ability to extract information from Facebook requires an authorized account.

To practice this data extraction, this will describe the extraction of the social network around the Hershey’s site on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/HERSHEYS).  With 5.9 million likes, any crawl will have to be a limited one in order not to overwhelm NodeXL.

Continue reading “The NodeXL Series: Conducting a Data Crawl of a Facebook Fan Page (Part 8)”

IDT Roundtable April 14 on technology for the learning environment

Faculty and students are invited to attend this week’s IDT Roundtable on effective and innovative use of technology in K-State courses, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at the K-State Student Union, Room 212.

Continue reading “IDT Roundtable April 14 on technology for the learning environment”

Faculty/staff: What’s at the Tech Showcase March 1 (10 a.m.-1 p.m.)

Ticket image for the Teaching, Learning, and Technology Showcase, March 1, 2011

More than 200 faculty/staff have registered to attend the Teaching, Learning, and Technology Showcase 10 a.m.-1 p.m. today (Tuesday, March 1) in the K-State Student Union Ballroom. Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided.

Walk-ins are allowed, so faculty who only have an hour can still drop by to learn about IT tools and resources their colleagues are using. The first 200 faculty/staff to enter the ballroom will win a Varney’s gift card.

Continue reading “Faculty/staff: What’s at the Tech Showcase March 1 (10 a.m.-1 p.m.)”

Don’t advertise your holiday absence on Facebook

Burglaries typically increase during holiday times in Manhattan since criminals know many homes and apartments will be empty, some for an extended period of time. Don’t make it easier for the burglars by advertising when you’ll be gone on Facebook or other social networks.

Arrests in New Hampshire earlier this fall underscore the importance of avoiding posts like “Heading home now to spend the holiday with my family. C u next semester, Manhattan” which tell potential burglars exactly when you’re leaving and approximately when you’ll be back.

Continue reading “Don’t advertise your holiday absence on Facebook”

IT security roundtable June 4: Risks of social networking

Social networks like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and MySpace are a fact of life (and for some, obsessions!), especially for the current generation of students at K-State. The reality is if you want to communicate with that generation, you need to  have a presence in social media. The other reality is that hackers/criminals know this is where people spend their time and therefore target these platforms.

Social networks have also permanently altered the privacy landscape on many fronts — the information we post about ourselves, what others post about us, and the information about you that the social networking sites themselves harvest and perhaps share with third parties.

Join us 9-10 a.m. this Friday, June 4, in Union 213 (note that it will only last one hour this time) for a discussion on the security risks of social networking. Continue reading “IT security roundtable June 4: Risks of social networking”

TechBytes Oct. 22: Facebook at K-State

Alex Sune will present “Facebook at K-State” at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, in 301A Hale Library. Facebook is an integral part of posting information and events to K-State students. Attend this session to see several of these examples and learn how to get the most out of Facebook.

TechBytes seminars are free and open to the K-State community. The series is also video-streamed live for off-campus viewers and others who wish to view it from their desktop. Use the “View live video” link on the TechBytes homepage to watch the next live video as it’s being recorded.