Lam Thuy Vo


Lam Thuy Vo is a senior reporter at BuzzFeed News. You can follow her work on Twitter @lamthuyvo.

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  1. The Twitterverse of Donald Trump, In 26,234 Tweets

Articles by Lam Thuy

  1. Mining Social Media: Finding Stories in Internet Data

    An excerpt from Lam Thuy Vo’s new book for journalists on how to analyze social media data.

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    Today we’re featuring an excerpt from Mining Social Media: Finding Stories in Internet Data by Lam Thuy Vo, which is being released this week.

  2. Don’t Delete Evil Data

    The case for archiving online misconduct and abuse

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    There’s a lot of bad data floating around—bad as in abusive or part of a criminal enterprise—and we should archive it, structure it and make it accessible to the public.

  3. What We Learned from Staring at Social Media Data for a Year

    BuzzFeed News explored how filter bubbles skew our views, how automation sways social dynamics, and other dystopian things

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    The things you learn from staring at social media data for a year.

  4. Five Years in News Nerd Careers

    A state-of-the-community roundtable to celebrate Source’s anniversary

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    Marking our five-year anniversary with a community roundtable on what’s changed since we launched.

  5. Playing with Suspense in Data Visualizations

    How we conveyed the bewildering speed and volume of a trolling attack

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    For a recent story about how Washington Post editor Doris Truong became the center of a partisan online flame war, we wanted to illustrate what happens when a person becomes part of viral false story and subject to online trolling.

  6. The Twitterverse of Donald Trump, In 26,234 Tweets

    How we scraped and analyzed the data

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    We wanted to get a better idea of where President-elect Donald Trump gets his information. So we analyzed everything he has tweeted since he launched his campaign to take a look at the links he has shared and the news sources they came from. But first, we had to get the tweets.

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