|The view from my 19th floor hotel window, looking north to the "mid-levels."|
I arrived in Hong Kong yesterday with one goal: talk to some of the people behind the Weiboscope project at Hong Kong University. As I mentioned in my earlier post, my own research deals with online public opinion, and Weiboscope is probably the biggest name out there for public research into the China’s Sina Weibo social media platform. I’ve been working with my own set of data from Sina Weibo, and today I was very pleased to be able to compare notes with one of the individuals responsible for working on Weiboscope. He was able to give me a number of useful tips as I consider how to analyze my own data and also had some information to share about the HKU team’s experience collecting this data across a number of years. It was a relatively short visit to HKU but definitely worth my time.
|The original main building at HKU.|
|A lotus pond dedicated to Sun Yat-Sen, with a statue of the man himself at left.|
|A typical view looking up one of Hong Kong's narrow streets.|
It's not all buildings and people: here's some natural beauty away from the city itself, on Lantau Island.