Chirag Shah  

SOCRATES is a social-computational system and platform for the study of social media using crowdsourcing. It is both a framework and a technical system through which researchers can collect content from one or more social media sources, explore the collected content to help generate hypotheses, and analyze the content to produce insights, findings, and research results in true social-computational scale. The project is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the working prototype, which includes sources such as Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, and YouTube, is available for usage for free.