Helped found the Web Ecology Project, an experimental community of social media researchers, in June 2009.
Details of Work
- Member of core strategy team
- Led business development trip in September 2009, presenting our research to a government agency and contractor in Washington, DC, and to a marketing agency in New York City
- Co-organized Web Ecology mailing list, transitioning organization from a for-profit venture to a distributed network of like-minded researchers
- Participated in all Web Ecology Camps: October 2009 (Boston), February 2010 (NYC), May 2010 (Boston), February 2011 (Boston & SF)
- Co-authored four studies using Twitter data
- Contributed to core Twitter scraping scripts and tweet database design
- Co-developed Web Ecology Project website
- Designed Adobe Illustrator template for all research reports and Apple Keynote template for all presentations
Related Publications and Presentations
- Graeff, E. 2011. Mapping an Arab Ecosystem (or two). Presented for the Mapping Media Ecosystems panel, MIT Center for Civic Media, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, Nov 2.
- Lotan, G, Graeff, E, Ananny, M, Gaffney, D, Pearce, I & boyd, d. 2011. The Revolutions Were Tweeted: Information Flows during the 2011 Tunisian and Egyptian Revolutions. International Journal of Communication, 5.
- Graeff, E. 2010. Twitter and Democracy. Presented for the Internet and Society: Technology and Politics of Control class, Harvard University Extension School, Cambridge, MA, Apr 20.
- Graeff, E with Woodworth, S. 2009. Afghanistan and its Election on Twitter: The Macro Picture. Web Ecology Project.
- Kim, E, Gilbert, S, with Edwards, MJ & Graeff, E. 2009. Detecting Sadness in 140 Characters: Sentiment Analysis and Mourning Michael Jackson on Twitter. Web Ecology Project.
- (Various Authors). 2009. Reimagining Internet Studies. Web Ecology Project.
Co-founded a nonprofit online mentoring organization for college-bound high school students with Kevin Adler in May 2009.
Details of Work
- Co-authored the mission, vision, and values statement of the organzation
- Co-authored the by-laws and business plan
- Co-wrote applications to numerous funders and startup competitions, and even edited a video emphasizing the geographic distance between my co-founder and me (see below)
- Co-developed multiple surveys for prospective mentees and mentors, and deployed surveys online: first using hand-coded html, second using Google Forms
- Authored most static content on the website and several blog entries, and edited all imagery
- Developed social media strategy and oversaw BetterGrads’ social media team, curating 200+ blog posts including special series
- Recruited mentors from across the country for our pilot program
- Moderated dozens of national conference calls with mentors, mentees, and social media team members
- Co-developed mentoring program curriculum to prepare high school students for the college experienceOngoing
- Co-directing the nonprofit, which is based in the San Francisco Bay Area where my co-founder lives, while living in Boston
- Personally mentoring a high school senior at Granada High School in Livermore, CA
- Advising for-profit spin-off Alumn.us founded by my co-founder
Research Assistant on the Ford Foundation-funded Cooperation Project at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard studying the educational materials industry, March 2009 – December 2009.
Industrial Case Studies at cyber.law.harvard.edu
Details of Work
- Performed market research on the textbook industry using business databases and market reports
- Conducted phone interviews with industry experts in open educational resources (OER)
- Mapped educational materials industry according to positions on copyright and business practices
- Co-authored an essay on US public policy regarding OER, and contributed a research summary to the Cooperation Project’s annual report to the Ford Foundation
- Documented all research on a public wiki