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RISE Social Media Analytics

Objective

The purpose of RISE_SMA is to create an interdisciplinary, international network of excellent scholars and practitioners in the field of social media analytics (SMA). Given the ubiquity of social media, and the immense amount of new social media data continuously created, there is a growing need to derive meaningful insights from this “big” social data by combining different methods. Application areas range from crisis communication and political communication to marketing research and customer acquisition for businesses. The need for more interdisciplinary and international cooperation is especially evident in the two focus areas of RISE_SMA: crisis communication and the societal impact of social media. First, understanding the communication activities unfolding amongst ordinary citizens, and communicating crucial information to them in a timely and coordinated manner during a crisis is a prerequisite for the effective mitigation of its consequences. Practitioners in the field would benefit from more intensive collaboration with researchers, and researchers would benefit from better understanding the needs of decision-makers. At the same time, the wider impact of social media on society is still unclear. Recent advancements in technology have led to the emergence of new communication patterns; their impact and meaning have yet to be understood. On the one hand social media have been highlighted for enabling new forms of citizen engagement that strengthens civic participation at local and national levels, but on the other hand social media have been criticised for enabling the emergence of disconnected echo chambers in which political propaganda can circulate unchallenged. Hence, there is an urgent need for comprehensive concepts as well as methods which exist independent of particular current platforms and applications. Based on research in these fields, practical recommendations need to be derived and technical solutions need to be developed.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN
Net EU contribution
€ 483 000,00
Address
Universitatsstrasse 2
45141 Essen
Germany

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Essen, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 483 000,00

Participants (4)

UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 142 600,00
Address
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie Leiden en Bollenstreek
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 142 600,00
UNIVERSITETET I AGDER
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 230 000,00
Address
Universitetsveien 25
4604 Kristiansand

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Region
Norge Agder og Sør-Østlandet Agder
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 230 000,00
KRISTIANSAND KOMMUNE
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 101 200,00
Address
Radhusgata 18
4611 Kristiansand S

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Region
Norge Agder og Sør-Østlandet Agder
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 101 200,00
VIRTIMO AG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 211 600,00
Address
Munzstrasse 5
10178 Berlin Charlottenburg

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 211 600,00

Partners (4)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY - QLD QUT
Australia
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Other funding
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

UNIVERSITAS PAJAJARAN
Indonesia
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Jalan Raya Bandung Sumedang Km 21
45363 Sumedang

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Australia
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Camperdown Campus Arundel St 71/79
2006 Sydney

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

ASSOCIACAO ANTONIO VIEIRA
Brazil
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Av Unisinos 950
93022 750 Sao Leopoldo

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00