Stewardship of Social Media: Twitter (and Competitors) as a Case Study
Implications for reproducible research and good research practice. For a long time, Twitter was a favorite target of study by social media researchers, probably largely because it provided relatively friendly policies and interfaces for these researchers. Since the company was purchased by Elon Musk, these policies have changed drastically. This has implications not just for future research, but also for the reproducibility of existing research, and raises questions about best practices for open and reproducible scholarship that depends on licensed materials.
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Clifford Lynch is the director of the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) and an adjunct professor at the School of Information. Prior to joining CNI in 1997, Lynch spent eighteen years at the University of California Office of the President, the last ten as director of Library Automation. Lynch is a past president of ASIS&T and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Information Standards Organization.