Hi everyone, welcome back! I’m excited to have Jen Golbeck on this week’s episode. Jen is a world leader in social media research and science communication. She is a pioneer in the field of social data analytics, discovering people’s hidden attributes from their online behavior, and a leader in creating human-friendly security and privacy systems. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland at College Park. We talk about using social media data and the pros and cons.

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Episode Notes

Jen Golbeck | Personal site | University of Maryland-College Park site

Jen’s TED Talk

The Experimenter movie

Analyze Words

Apply Magic Sauce

Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O’Neil


Mallet – Topic Modeling

Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count (LIWC)