Study of Twitter and elections sets news programs buzzing

IU sociologist Fabio Rojas and several colleagues used Twitter to measure “buzz” as a factor in the outcome of elections. Now their research is generating a lot of buzz in the media. It’s been featured on MSNBC, National Public Radio, Fox Business, C-SPAN and Discovery News as well as in the Wall Street Journal, the […]

Tweeting #SOTU – IU South Bend lecturer chosen for White House online chat

Twitter users posted more than 1.3 million messages Tuesday night about the president’s State of the Union address. Alec Hosterman tweeted his share. Hosterman, a senior lecturer in communication studies at IU South Bend, was one of 100 people who took part in a White House Social, for which they traveled to Washington, D.C., and […]