Analysing photographs and other visual input

With photos and videos representing an increasing proportion of the content shared online, I am very interested in their potential for my own research. However, I struggle to incorporate visual data in my work because qualitative analysis software (at least the ones that I am familiar with) can only process alpha-numerical data. This means that … Continue reading Analysing photographs and other visual input

It’s official: cats don’t rule the Internet

Quick. Answer this question: What is the most popular category of photos on Instagram?   I thought it was food, but I was wrong. And if you thought that it was cats you were wrong, too.   According to this paper by Hu, Manikonda and Kambhampati, nearly a quarter of content posted on Instagram are selfies. … Continue reading It’s official: cats don’t rule the Internet