I need your input to make a massive piece of data collection worthwhile. I want to do an analysis of comments on University pages. I’m interested in uncovering trends in commenting; for example, what kind of comments are left and what their tone is.
This data will help page administrators steer content production, but also allow benchmarking of page versus page. It’s a big undertaking. It could also help in explaining why your page exists in the first place, and how it’s being used.
Would it make sense to collect the following pieces of data:
Type of post: Is it a comment left on a post by the university, or from another page friend? Is it a new comment by a page friend?
Is the tone of the post positive, neutral or negative?
Is it a question, or a statement?
Does it link to other web content?
What type of question or statement is it? E.g. Feedback, praise, application, complaint, fees, programme specific query, spam etc etc
Let me know if this makes sense, or if you’ve got any feedback – thanks!