This story serves to function both as a real blog post of mine, but also as an example of data storytelling for my university Data Storytelling Course.

BIG IDEA: An anonymous cryptocurrency wallet address could provide greater equity in financial systems.

In a previous blog post, I spoke about the potential for decentralized finance to form the foundation for a different Internet. One arena where I believe this could apply is within the arena of access to loans, such as loans for home-ownership. …

This story serves to function both as a real blog post of mine, but also as an example of data storytelling for my university Data Storytelling Course.

BIG IDEA: Crypto to you probably means, “risky but intriguing investment opportunity”, but crypto should at least mean to all of us, “a precursor to a more decentralized Internet.”

According to the US Bureau of Economic Analysis, many people in the US started to save money more than ever as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, but of course there was a great divide.

Personal savings rate in proportion to disposable personal income


I have to admit, I have a lot of thoughts about this topic, but it is something I hope to share about in more detail in the future, but I wanted to devote a blog post to a really good online article that I recently read on this topic:

If you have children and you actively engage in sharing pictures of them and various information tidbits about them on social media, I would suggest to read this article (and others) to consider what the downstream future effects may be of this sort of activity. …

Hey folks, I just wanted to let you know that I am on a team that just got approval for a new NSF grant. Here are the details below:


National Science Foundation

This project examines the ways that misinformation regarding COVID-19 disseminates through social media and news outlets. The spread of misinformation regarding COVID-19 is part of a larger interest in the communication of accurate and timely scientific information to the public. This project assembles data on English-language news feeds devoted to COVID-19 as well as Facebook, Reddit, twitter, and other…

I recently published a journal article that looked at how identifying topics of conversation in social media posts is not as easy as some make it out to be. I have heard people say so many different times that you can just use “topic modeling”.


As always with data science methods (in their current state), you have have to understand a bit more about how they work before you make assumptions from the output. Since journal articles are sometimes (many times) so difficult to read, you can get the gist of my paper from these following tables. …

Don’t bury the lead:

  • The SMM is a science gateway to enable research using social media data without the need for programming skills.
  • All algorithms in the SMM are transparent in their methodology (non-black-box) and the SMM is FREE for academic and educational use.
  • All tools in the SMM are (and will be) open-source.
  • We believe that our environment will be extremely valuable even for commercial use, and our platform will be accessible at a far lower cost for commercial use than what is current out in the market.
  • You can immediately start using the SMM for academic and educational…

Joseph T. Yun

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