Reference Material & Notes

The following constitutes a list of the resources which we have either referenced while conducting our research or discussed during presentations.


  • Papers & presentation slides written by/with The Online Privacy Foundation  – Link
  • Social Media and Psychology related papers (list maintained by The Online Privacy Foundation) – Link

Twitter Personality Prediction (Psychopathy / Dark Triad)


  • Without Conscience:The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us (Hare) – Amazon UK
  • The Mask of Sanity (free download) – pdf
  • Snakes in Suits: When Psychopaths go to work – Amazon UK
  • Zero Degrees of Empathy – Amazon UK
  • The Psychopathic Mind – Amazon UK
  • Unmasking The Psychopath: Antisocial Personality and Related Syndromes – Amazon UK *
  • The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson – Amazon UK  (Read also, this General Commentary by Bob Hare et al)

* Of specific interest, was Chapter 4, “Social Crises and Psychopathy: Towards to sociology of Psychopathy”

Non-Fictional TV/Films/Presentations 

  • Fishead Movie – Link
  • BBC Horizon – Are you good or evil? – Link
  • Jim Fallon TED Talk – Exploring the mind of a killer – Link
  • Simon Baron Cohen: Zero Degrees of Empathy – Link


  • – ‘Putting the Psycho in Social Engineering’ – Link

Facebook Personality Prediction


  • Snoop: What Your Stuff Says About You – Amazon UK

Other Online References

  • Danah Boyd’s bibliography of research on Twitter and Microblogging – Link
  • Danah Boyd’s bibliography of research on Social Network Sites – Link

Data Mining & Analysis


  • Data Mining: Practical Machine Learning Tools and Techniques – Link
  • Mining the Social Web – Link
  • Python for Data Analysis – Link
  • Data Analysis with Open Source Tools – Link
  • •Machine Learning for Hackers – Link


  • The R Project for Statistical Computing – Link
  • Weka Data Mining Software – Link
  • SOFA Statistics Open For All – Link
  • Additionally : Ubuntu, CouchDB, MySQL, Python (and PyCurl module)

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