Analyzing how we interact, communicate, and organize by reconstructing the behavioral traces we leave online
Digital technologies mediate how we interact and communicate. We now have access to multiple devices that help us navigate our networks. A myriad sources of information fan out at the touch of a finger: we can read, write, filter, and diffuse content as we go through our daily activities. Engaging with online technologies reinforces the ties that make our opinions and actions interdependent. Online networks are at the center of some of the most important social phenomena of our time, from the rise of massive protests and political movements, to the swift diffusion of information and tidal opinion change.
At DiMeNet (/daɪmnet/), we aim to advance our theoretical understanding of these phenomena. We analyze how we interact, communicate, and organize by reconstructing the behavioral traces we leave online. Our research applies tools developed in the fields of network science, data mining, and computational social science — knowing that digital media has changed not just how we communicate, but also how we can conduct research.