-Kaustav Bhattacharjee, Sahaj Vaidya, Soumyadeep Basu

Social media affects our lives to a great extent. The information we consume on a daily basis may be heavily influenced by the news broadcasted on social media. One such social media website is Twitter, where people turn to authentic news channels to consume news on the go. But it comes with a caveat that all news content should be taken with a pinch of salt. It is becoming harder to differentiate between fact and fiction in news content. Moreover, in the backdrop of the divisive socio-political environment in the U.S., …


Presenting Ricettario — A social network to connect people around the world through food.

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“Don’t use social media to impress people; use it to impact people.” — Dave Willis

Obesity levels have risen significantly over the past few decades. This symbolizes a healthiness endemic. Unhealthy eating practices are amongst the main reasons to come up with harmful consequences on weight and nutrition problems.

Introduction:

With the beginning of their career, students and professionals are often required leave their home to a distant city. Insufficient nourishment often negatively influences students’ health and academic accomplishment. Students may have competent understanding about dietary needs…


Netizens sentiment about Biden as the new President of the United States.

Photograph by Kevin Lamarque/ Reuters.

“The ballot is stronger than the bullet”.

— Abraham Lincoln

Introduction:

The 2020 presidential election has formed up to be one for the history books. Having the novel coronavirus-associated welfare measures, mail-in ballots and early voting, the worldwide pandemic has changed all the aspects of how people vote. Among this, still a record high number of ballots were cast and the highest voter turnout rate was experienced since 1900.

Event:

On November 07, 2020 Joe Biden was projected to be the President-Elect after winning Pennsylvania which put his total Electoral…


Visualizing tweets to explore the discussions and afar of the US Twitterati’s about the political leaders based on hashtags for the first presidential debate on September 29th, 2020.

Visualizing tweets based on Twitter users using Gephi.

Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.” — Zora Neale Hurston

Introduction

The media often predicts the outcomes of an election by the debates and they consider the debates as a national event of great importance — a kind of Super Bowl of American democracy. The political scientists on the other hand believe that debates do not have any major effects on voters. If however an election is…


Extracting and visualizing networks based on tweets for the first presidential debate September 29th, 2020

ILLUSTRATION: ELENA LACEY; GETTY IMAGES

“Visualization is daydreaming with a purpose.” -Bo Bennett

Visualization is nothing but storytelling with data [1]. Using our imagination with a blend of logic is what creates an engaging, informative and compelling story.

American presidential debates: [2]

Political debates amongst the main electoral contenders are an American tradition. With time, the debates are evolving but, their competitive essence did not alter and carries on to be a substantial portion of the United States presidential election procedure. The American presidential debates can be traced back to 1858 between Abraham Lincoln…


An analysis to determine what Twitterati’s think about the recent iOS 14 launch.

Introduction:

An iPod, a phone, and an Internet communicator. An iPod, a phone… are you getting it? These are not three separate devices, this is one device, and we are calling it iPhone.

… said Steve Jobs when he introduced Apple’s iPhone to the world on January 9th, 2007.

The iPhone and iOS has evolved to a great extent since then.

iOS 14 - Apple’s fourteenth major release of the iOS mobile operating system was released on September 16, 2020.

Like all the excited Apple users, I was…

Soumyadeep Basu

PhD student with a major in Information Systems and working at NJIT’s Intelligible Information Visualization lab (NiiV).

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