New book: Methods for Analyzing Social Media

We are pleased to inform you that the COST double special issue «Methods for Analyzing Social Media» (guest edited by Klaus Bredl, Julia Hünniger and Jakob Linaa Jensen) has been published in the Journal of Technology in Human Services, Vol. 30, No. 3-4, 01 Jul 2012 and is now available on Taylor & Francis Online at:

This double issue contains the following articles:

Methods for Analyzing Social Media: Introduction to the Special Issue
Klaus Bredl, Julia Hünniger & Jakob Linaa Jensen
Pages: 141-144
DOI: 10.1080/15228835.2012.750218

Original Articles
The Open Laboratory: Limits and Possibilities of Using Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube as a Research Data Source
Fabio Giglietto, Luca Rossi & Davide Bennato
Pages: 145-159
DOI: 10.1080/15228835.2012.743797

Quantitative Approaches to Comparing Communication Patterns on Twitter
Axel Bruns & Stefan Stieglitz
Pages: 160-185
DOI: 10.1080/15228835.2012.744249

Communities of Communication: Making Sense of the “Social” in Social Media
Pascal Jürgens
Pages: 186-203
DOI: 10.1080/15228835.2012.746079

Talking of Many Things: Using Topical Networks to Study Discussions in Social Media
Tim Highfield
Pages: 204-218
DOI: 10.1080/15228835.2012.746894

Researching Communicative Practice: Web Archiving in Qualitative Social Media Research
Stine Lomborg
Pages: 219-231
DOI: 10.1080/15228835.2012.744719

Social Navigation on the Internet: A Framework for the Analysis of Communication Processes
Marco Lünich, Patrick Rössler & Lena Hautzer
Pages: 232-249
DOI: 10.1080/15228835.2012.744244

Employing Creative Research Methods with Tweens in Estonia and Sweden: Reflections on a Case Study of Identity Construction on Social Networking Sites
Andra Siibak, Michael Forsman & Patrik Hernwall
Pages: 250-261
DOI: 10.1080/15228835.2012.745355

Social Media Use in the Bronx: New Research and Innovations in the Study of YouTube’s Digital Neighborhood
Matthew Crick
Pages: 262-298
DOI: 10.1080/15228835.2012.746167

Digital Media Stories Through Multimodal Analysis: A Case Study of Erahoneybee’s Song About a Child Welfare Agency
Tara La Rose
Pages: 299-311
DOI: 10.1080/15228835.2012.745356

Mark My Words: The Design of an Innovative Methodology to Detect and Analyze Interpersonal Health Conversations in Web and Social Media
Martine P. A. Bouman, Constance H. C. Drossaert & Marcel E. Pieterse
Pages: 312-326
DOI: 10.1080/15228835.2012.743394