The SAGE Handbook of Social Media Research Methods offers a step-by-step guide to overcoming the challenges inherent in research projects that deal with 'big and broad data', from the formulation of research questions through to the interpretation of findings. The handbook includes chapters on specific social media platforms such as Twitter, Sina Weibo and Instagram, as well as a series of critical chapters. The holistic approach is organised into the following sections: Conceptualising & Designing Social Media Research Collection & Storage Qualitative Approaches to Social Media Data Quantitative Approaches to Social Media Data Diverse Approaches to Social Media Data Analytical Tools Social Media Platforms This handbook is the single most comprehensive resource for any scholar or graduate student embarking on a social media project.

Chapter 36: Foursquare Matthew J. Williams and Martin Chorley

  • By: N. Lathia, C. Mascolo, A. Noulas, S. Scellato, C. Mascolo, M. Pontil, A. Noulas, B., Lambiotte Shaw, C. Mascolo, D. Quercia, D. Saez, L. Rossi, M. Williams, C. Stich, M. Musolesi, S. Scellato, A. Noulas, R. Lambiotte, C. Mascolo, S. Scellato, A. Noulas, C. Mascolo, T. Silva, P. de Melo, J. Almeida, M. Musolesi, A. Loureiro, M. Ye, P. Yin, Lee, A. Aggarwal, J. Almeida, K. Kumaraguru, M. Chorley, G. Colombo, M. Williams, S. Allen, R. Whitaker, M. Chorley, L. Rossi, G. Tyson, M. Williams, M. Chorley, R. Whitaker, S. Allen, G. Colombo, M. Chorley, M. Williams, S. Allen, R. Whitaker, D. Crowley, D. Hristova, M. Williams, M. Musolesi, P. Panzarasa, C. Mascolo, A. Java, X. Song, T. Finin, T. Tseng, J. Lindqvist, J. Cranshaw, J. Wiese, J. Hong, J. Zimmerman, Y. Mejova, H. Haddadi, A Noulas, I. Weber, A. Noulas, S. Scellato, R. Lambiotte, M. Pontil, C. Mascolo, A. Noulas & S. Scellato
  • In:The SAGE Handbook of Social Media Research Methods
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  • Subject:Communication and Media Studies, Marketing, Sociology
  • Keywords:social networking; social networking; social networks; social networks

Foursquare Matthew J. Williams and Martin Chorley


Location sharing as a feature is now embedded in many online services, presenting an unprecedented opportunity for analysts and scientists to explore the mobility of individuals, including where they went, when they visited, and the friends they visited with. As the most-popular service of its type, Foursquare has become a ...

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