I’m Eric Gilbert, a new Assistant Professor in Georgia Tech’s School of Interactive Computing. I work on building and studying social media, and my new research lab is called comp.social.
I’m looking for bright students who want to build fun, daring social media systems or analyze them in surprising ways. (Or both.) In the past, I linked emotion expressed online to the stock market. I also built an experimental application called We Meddle. These are examples of what I want to do in comp.social, although we’ll swing bigger now. You can learn more by visiting the comp.social site. (My email is also posted there).
p.s. The name “comp.social” refers to the structure of Usenet. Social media may seem new, but it’s as old as the internet itself.