Tyler Schnoebelen: Expression and Social Media

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 9:15p.m.
United States

You choose the lecture:
Emotion or Gender Identity in Social Media

This talk will be focused on either emotion OR gender identity. Vote by tweeting @TSchnoebelen.

  • Vote for #emotion if you'd like to hear about the structure and use of emoticons on Twitter–usage patterns for the top 28 emoticons, including the meaning of nose :-) vs. no nose :).
  • Vote for #gender if you'd like to hear about the relationship between gender, linguistic style, and social networks—methods and findings get beyond the dumb assumptions of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus.

Tyler Schnoebelen is currently the Chief Analyst at Idibon in San Francisco. Schnoebelen finds the patterns in data that make it meaningful. At Idibon he writes one of the most followed blogs on computational linguistics, which beyond considering the weirdest languages or looking at historical trends in linguistics, addresses pivotal questions like, Corporation name or Burning Man camp?". He has 10 years of experience in UX design/research in Silicon Valley and a PhD from Stanford. His work there included experimental psycholinguistics, fieldwork on endangered languages, and a dissertation on emotion (he got his BA at Yale studying playwriting and poetry). His insights on social media have been featured in the New York Times Magazine, Boston Globe, The Atlantic, and NPR.