Panel Discussion II
Social Media Network Data (organized by Jürgen Pfeffer)
Social media can be rich data sources and researchers in many fields utilize these data for analyzing human behavior and interactions. Social media data can describe real-time activities of individuals or entire populations and offer new opportunities to better understand social dynamics. On the flipside, a wide variety of biases and obstacles have been identified that devaluate the quality of social media data, especially for studying research questions of the "offline" world. In this panel, we will discuss the current state of social media data in the field of social network analysis.