I think Week 3 helped us make several big leaps forward on the Hashtag Analysis project, and I hope you feel like your individual projects are beginning to take shape. At this point, you should have a stable data set (stop collecting new tweets!) and be digging into your data using a variety of tools and methods. To reiterate what I said in class today, I have no preconceived expectations for what these projects should look like, so you should write up your findings in the way that best fits the hashtag you’re studying. Of course, if you have questions about your data set or the methods you’re using, please come see me during office hours (T 2–5, W 9–12) next week.
And speaking of next week, here’s what our class sessions will look like:
- On Tuesday, we will conclude our conversation about Keywords of Markup (pp. 150–235), with Christina serving as our discussion leader. In addition, Tuesday is the deadline for selecting the book you want to review, so if you haven’t added your choice to our shared document (in the class Google Drive folder), please do so before you come to class.
- On Thursday, we’ll spend the entire class session in a peer critique workshop. Please come to class with a solid draft (it can be rough, but it needs to be complete) of your Hashtag Analysis project and be ready to ask for your classmates’ help with specific problems or challenges you’re facing.
I’m really looking forward to seeing your early drafts next week, and I’m always happy to talk with you one-on-one about your work in this class if it would be helpful. Don’t hesitate to contact me!