Scott A. GolderScott A. Golder is a graduate student in Sociology at Cornell University, conducting research that draws from often massive records of internet activity.
He is also Staff Sociologist at Context Relevant, a provider of Big Data analytics software.
Prior to coming to Cornell, Golder was a research scientist in the Social Computing Lab at HP Labs. Before that, He was a graduate student at the MIT Media Laboratory's Sociable Media Group, and an undergraduate at Harvard University, where he studied Linguistics and Computer Science. He has also been a research intern at IBM and Microsoft.
His work has been published in the journal Science as well as top computer science conferences by the ACM and IEEE, and has been covered in media outlets such as MSNBC, The New York Times, The Washington Post and National Public Radio.
Scott is an occasional commentator on internet and society-related issues, having appeared on Huffington Post Live and Al Jazeera English. He has also been profiled by LiveScience's "ScienceLives"
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|COMING SOON! Highlighter - A very simple tagging-based tool for qualitative data analysis. Highlight and tag selections from interview transcripts or other documents, then export the tag network, perhaps for importing into NodeXL.|
|NEW! How X is Y? - A web tool for creating surveys in which respondents sequentially rate multiple items on multiple dimensions, inspired by Hot or Not and All Our Ideas. The output can be downloaded in tabular form, suitable for subsequent dimensionality reduction.|
|timeu.se - What do people do all day? By collecting millions of messages from Twitter, we can explore in great detail exactly how people report spending their time. (a companion to Golder & Macy 2011)|
|The Dialect Survey - a series of questions to explore words and sounds in the English language. A very early example of collecting social science data on the internet. (2002; in collaboration with Bert Vaux)|
|HP CloudPrint - a cloud-based, driverless, virtual printing service for printing from your mobile, which I invented while at HP. Now apparently defunct (I left HP in 2008), it got nice coverage in the New York Times. (2007)|
|NEW! Social Science with Social Media - This short essay (with Michael Macy) appeared in the ASA's newsletter, Footnotes, in January 2012. We describe how social science can use social media as a source of behavioral data.|
|Scaling Social Science with Hadoop - a blog post / essay written for Cloudera on computational social science. (2010)|