Note: This story was first featured on the publication, Web Mining [IS688, Spring 2021] as an assignment for a graduate-level course at NJIT.

If you’re like me, when you heard about the remake of Disney’s Mulan (2020), you may have been excited to hear that it featured an all Asian cast and the film was meant to be a more accurate depiction of Hua Mulan. Because while I adore Disney’s 1998 release of Mulan, I was open to the idea of seeing a film that may better portray Asian, and specifically Chinese culture. Accurate representations of different groups that aren’t…


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Source: https://medium.com/@vibesads101/10-recommended-business-tv-shows-for-entrepreneurs-2020-2738496769e8

It’s the weekend and you just finished binge-watching your favorite TV show. You could rewatch it all over again or find something new. But among hundreds of shows on streaming services, how do you pick one? The goal of streaming services is to keep you watching their available programs (and make a profit, of course), but when you have limitless numbers of shows to pick from, how do you decide? There might not be an exact replica of the show you were just watching, but maybe something else just as good will come close. Streaming services likely have their own…


The impeachment trial may be over, but what has Reddit had to say about it?

If you’re an American who’s been paying attention to political news lately, you probably heard about Trump being acquitted at his second impeachment trial following the former president’s incitement of insurrection. This, as many of us know, led to the capitol riots, and Democrats in Congress attempted to convict Trump for his actions. The Senate voted 57 for guilty and 43 for not guilty. All Democrat and both Independent senators voted guilty along with 7 Republican senators voted guilty. A conviction would require a 2/3…


If you’re like me, when you heard about the remake of Disney’s Mulan (2020), you may have been excited to hear that it featured an all Asian cast and the film was meant to be a more accurate depiction of Hua Mulan. Because while I adore Disney’s 1998 release of Mulan, I was open to the idea of seeing a film that may better portray Asian, and specifically Chinese culture. Accurate representations of different groups that aren’t your everyday white, straight, cisgender people is long overdue. Initially I was excited and looked forward to seeing this film.

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Source: movies.disney.com/mulan-2020

Of course, when…


Authors: Kantida Nanon and Megan Resurreccion

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Source: https://blog.webcertain.com/a-social-media-trip-around-the-world/13/08/2014/

Do you think people around the world use social media the same? Perhaps it’s not something you typically think about but do you think everyone who uses social media, or the internet in general, uses it in the same way? Obviously, there’s a lot of “ways to use social media” whether you’re just scrolling through your news feeds or posting either on Instagram and TikTok or Snapchat and YouTube. However, there is evidence that social media users in different countries use social media platforms differently and for various reasons.


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It’s no secret that the political climate in the United States is tense and that it only drives people further apart. Under such circumstances, I think talking about the issues at hand and what we can do to address them, and more importantly, see where our differences are in these issues is significant to moving forward as a country. Currently, in my experience, I have seen people debate politics based on a post or comment someone makes on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, and TikTok. Unfortunately, what I sometimes see is that the conversation may get out of hand with both sides…


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Source: https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-first-debate-trump-and-biden-to-compete-for-few-persuadable-voters-11601387621

It’s Tuesday, November 3rd, and whether or not you’re an American citizen, if you currently reside in the United States, you know that the 2020 presidential election is going to be an important one for this country. With the COVID-19 pandemic still going on, the recent nomination of Amy Coney Barret to the Supreme Court, Black Lives Matter protests, and just the general political climate overall, voting in this election was important to many. And so as Election Day came, millions of Americans watched the results roll in despite the fact that a winner was not declared that night.

During…


This article is a continuation of Boarding Now: An Exploratory Look Into US Airline Sentiment Tweets.

For those who are well-traveled: what’s your experience with flying among different airports? Do you think your airport experience has varied vastly in one country versus another? Has whatever location you’re arriving or departing from matter that much in regards to travel? For financial or stress sake, are there some places you should potentially avoid traveling to or at least mentally prepare for?

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Source: https://blog.aci.aero/mid-sized-airports-have-their-day-in-the-sun/

A dataset on Twitter US Airline Sentiment from 2015 contains a set of tweets from users who tweeted airlines with issues…


Flying can be quite a stressful process. You book your ticket, pack your things, get to the airport, have a snack, board on time, depart and arrive on time with no issues on the plane. At least, this is what we hope. Sometimes it doesn’t go so smoothly.

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Source: https://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2019/05/why-some-climate-scientists-are-saying-no-flying

A dataset I found on Kaggle.com is titled Twitter US Airline Sentiment: a collection of tweets in February 2015 about how Twitter users and passengers feel about their experience with a specific airline. From those tweets, there was a sentiment analysis conducted to categorize each tweet as positive, neutral, or negative. Furthermore…


The ever-pressing topic of climate change has many layers. Fossil fuels vs green energy, saving the turtles by cutting down on the usage of plastic straws, encouraging society to use fewer disposables to lessen the amount of landfill in fields–the list goes on and on. In recent years, the impact of climate change (as well as whether it is “actually” climate change) has been a topic of discussion. But more importantly, regardless of what the complex issues are with climate change and the environment, should the federal government step in to do anything about it? And if so, what? How…

Megan Resurreccion

Hello! I’m a PhD student in Information Systems at NJIT. Feel free to connect with me through LinkedIn! https://www.linkedin.com/in/megan-resurreccion/

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