Psychster Inc. is inviting folks to join a weekly call to a) discuss published articles on the psychology of social media and b) distribute data from our social application and support members' analysis for publication and conference presentations.
Psychster Inc. is a consulting firm that draws on psychological theory to perform research for clients engaged in social computing and social media. To stay current on published articles relevant to the design and success of our clients' ventures, we will discuss a published article each week that is distributed the week prior. Anything from journals in the social or computer sciences is fair game, and we welcome suggestions.
Psychster's own social application, YouJustGetMe.com, is an online laboratory based on the Big Five model of personality where users learn how accurately their online profiles convey their personalities to others. We have recently pulled a comprehensive data set including over 16K self-tests and 26K impressions of others. There is more data than we have time to analyze on such topics as online first-impressions, machine learning/classification, personality, stereotyping, and online identity. We wish to share the data and collaborate with people who have the statistical/analytic skills and the desire to prepare manuscripts for conferences and publication.
If this interests you please send us your name, email, and phone number or Skype account. If you are new to the Psychster network please also send a resume and information about your data-analysis skills. We plan to use Skype conferencing for the calls which is limited to 24 people. We will also invite members to join a Wiki for collaboration and filesharing. The calls will be divided in half for the two purposes above, and members may join or drop off as necessary.