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Characterizing Attention Cascades in WhatsApp Groups [article]

Josemar Alves Caetano, Gabriel Magno, Marcos Gonçalves, Jussara Almeida, Humberto T. Marques-Neto, Virgílio Almeida
2019 arXiv   pre-print
In this paper, we characterize and analyze how attention propagates among the participants of a WhatsApp group.  ...  We analyzed attention cascades in more than 1.7 million messages posted in 120 groups over one year.  ...  METHODOLOGY In this section, we describe our methodology to gather data and characterize attention cascades in WhatsApp groups.  ... 
arXiv:1905.00825v1 fatcat:s2wkcnnzzzfrposupcjpe55ita

Networks in a World Unknown: Public WhatsApp Groups in the Venezuelan Refugee Crisis [article]

Adam Chang
2020 arXiv   pre-print
This thesis explores the dynamics of public WhatsApp groups used by Venezuelan migrants to Colombia, and what they can tell us about how migrants use and share information.  ...  Migrants struggle to start their lives over in Colombia, having arrived with few economic resources, and often no legal documentation, in cities with little to offer them.  ...  Figure 7 .1: In our groups, most messages aren't "competing" for attention. Nevertheless, replies are important because they do characterize, to some (limited) degree, user attention and interaction.  ... 
arXiv:2005.05883v1 fatcat:jvmdcgztmzhuxcr4cgu45yzzwm

A Hierarchical Network-Oriented Analysis of User Participation in Misinformation Spread on WhatsApp [article]

Gabriel Peres Nobre, Carlos H. G. Ferreira, Jussara M. Almeida
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Specifically, we present a hierarchical network-oriented characterization of the users engaged in misinformation spread by focusing on three perspectives: individuals, WhatsApp groups and user communities  ...  WhatsApp emerged as a major communication platform in many countries in the recent years.  ...  [17] , in turn, proposed an attention cascade model to represent how attention propagates among members of a group.  ... 
arXiv:2109.10462v1 fatcat:clue4672onc3beahil4s5nzyua

Recognition of Facial Expression using Deep Learning Model

Arunkumar S
2020 Figshare  
The proposed method produces a better result than the existing method found in the literature.  ...  This work talks about the research works done in the field of facial expression identification and recognition method using Convolutional Neural Network (CNN).  ...  In a nutshell, deep learning uses a cascade of multiple layers of nonlinear processing units for feature extraction and transformation.  ... 
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.12678401 fatcat:dezwfuorvzftjoyunzhau7toxi

Sharing Economy: A case of customer-to-customer marketing

Markus Voeth, Sarah Stief
2016 Die Unternehmung. Swiss Journal of Business Research and Practice  
This contribution shows that most offers in the sharing economy are characterized by the benefits to customers that result from the number or the behavior of other customers.  ...  Many business models in the sharing economy still have adoption problems among customers.  ...  Another example is the chat platform WhatsApp, through which customers are able to share information with others in chat groups.  ... 
doi:10.5771/0042-059x-2016-1-45 fatcat:mugbp7hutzdcxklocwerezp324

Talking about Chat at Work in the Global South

Moira McGregor, Nicola J. Bidwell, Vidya Sarangapani, Jonathan Appavoo, Jacki O'Neill
2019 Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI '19  
In this paper, we examine how two chat apps fit into the communication ecosystem of six large distributed enterprises, in India and Kenya.  ...  Each organisation had multiple different types of chat groups, characterised by the types of content and interaction patterns they mediate, and the different organisational functions they fulfil.  ...  Right: Non-conversational open group in PrivateBank WhatsApp  ... 
doi:10.1145/3290605.3300463 dblp:conf/chi/McGregorBSAO19 fatcat:2rzhfnzrtbeezjdbbz2qsklfmq

Memes war

Guilherme Ghisoni Da Silva
2021 Philósophos : Revista de Filosofia  
In order to analyse pictures shared in WhatsApp groups of Jair Bolsonaro supporters, I will explore the idea that the act of sending someone a picture through social media performs a speech act.  ...  The pictures analysed were collected from January to September 2019, using the WhatsApp Monitor.  ...  And the process can restart and have a viral cascade effect in other groups with geometrical proportions.  ... 
doi:10.5216/phi.v25i2.64490 fatcat:cmpdatt5tjdy3k2qoyvwrkonca

HIV testing amid COVID-19: community efforts to reach men who have sex with men in three Kenyan counties

Manas Migot Odinga, Samuel Kuria, Oliver Muindi, Peter Mwakazi, Margret Njraini, Memory Melon, Bernadette Kombo, Shem Kaosa, Japtheth Kioko, Janet Musimbi, Helgar Musyoki, Parinita Bhattacharjee (+1 others)
2020 Gates Open Research  
In comparison to European and American countries, Kenya has been less impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of reported cases and mortalities.  ...  Although HIV testing in clinical spaces among those who were once regular and occasional program attendees dropped off noticeably in the early months of the COVID-19 lockdown, the program eventually began  ...  The WhatsApp groups were even used by some peer educators to reach new peers, enabling them to connect through existing social networks.  ... 
doi:10.12688/gatesopenres.13152.1 pmid:32954217 pmcid:PMC7477340 fatcat:gg45dmxtijcqxozp5jdd43repu

HIV testing amid COVID-19: community efforts to reach men who have sex with men in three Kenyan counties

Manas Migot Odinga, Samuel Kuria, Oliver Muindi, Peter Mwakazi, Margret Njraini, Memory Melon, Bernadette Kombo, Shem Kaosa, Japtheth Kioko, Janet Musimbi, Helgar Musyoki, Parinita Bhattacharjee (+1 others)
2020 Gates Open Research  
In comparison to European and American countries, Kenya has been less impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of reported cases and mortalities.  ...  Although HIV testing in clinical spaces among those who were once regular and occasional program attendees dropped off noticeably in the early months of the COVID-19 lockdown, the program eventually began  ...  The WhatsApp groups were even used by some peer educators to reach new peers, enabling them to connect through existing social networks.  ... 
doi:10.12688/gatesopenres.13152.2 fatcat:trc4stsdrrcjjcqcj4axytwbfa

Outbreak communication challenges when misinformation spreads on social media

Santosh Vijaykumar, Yan Jin, Claudia Pagliari
2019 RECIIS  
warrants further attention.  ...  Misinformation specific to IDOs usually disrupts risk communication activities in the response phase, causing a cascade of casualties.  ... 
doi:10.29397/reciis.v13i1.1623 fatcat:ezxrmekxhfbnleau3o3yy4fhjq

Zanikanie prawdy w mediach społecznościowych

Max Urchs
2019 Ruch Filozoficzny  
In times of social networks, communication in Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, in Messenger, YouTube deserves more and more attention.  ...  Users' attention is the raw material for the product sold by the platform industry: personal data. In times of information over ow, attention is a scarce resource. Bad news attracts attention.  ... 
doi:10.12775/rf.2019.033 fatcat:dibt7r2ekfbdbkpejykwdl7ecu

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Self Compassion (SC) Training for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Pilot Trial in Community Services in Spain

Liliana Paulina Rojas-Torres, Yurena Alonso-Esteban, María Fernanda López-Ramón, Francisco Alcantud-Marín
2021 Children  
Depression, anxiety, stress, satisfaction with life and mindful attention awareness measurements were performed, in all participants, in three testing stages.  ...  Participants were assigned to two groups; both groups received the same treatment but at two different measurement moments.  ...  Acknowledgments: We are grateful for the collaboration and participation of the members of the ASPAU association in Valencia (Spain).  ... 
doi:10.3390/children8050316 pmid:33919405 pmcid:PMC8143306 fatcat:rh7e5qdvfzfy3lzp6ibvyeq2de

How Fake News Spreads Online?

2020 International Journal of Media and Information Literacy  
However empirical evidence on how fake news spreads and circulates between individuals and different social groups remains limited.  ...  users and bots in this process.  ...  In this study, scholars examined networks of tweets as information cascades.  ... 
doi:10.13187/ijmil.2020.2.217 fatcat:stn6lt2fhvfgtkixgegkn7elvq

Innovation management from the inside: An approach from attention and everyday praxis

Fran Morente, Xavier Ferràs
2017 Intangible Capital  
Findings: The research results on an emerging theory establish a transverse movement crisscrossing an organization, which in turn diffuses organizational attention as regards the inputs of innovation,  ...  Originality/value: The originality of the present study is in two sense: the conceptual framework explores innovation management for the first time through attention; under the methodological framework  ...  The empirical work confirms this cascade movement of attention at three levels, which we have analyzed in detail and highlighted those constituents that are given in the everyday life of the real practices  ... 
doi:10.3926/ic.1004 fatcat:lazvn7d6bjgsxf66ovoivshvna

CareConekta: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial of a mobile health intervention to improve engagement in postpartum HIV care in South Africa

Kate Clouse, Tamsin K. Phillips, Carol Camlin, Sandisiwe Noholoza, Phepo Mogoba, Julian Naidoo, Richard Langford, Martin Weiss, Christopher J. Seebregts, Landon Myer
2020 Trials  
Our second objective is to characterize mobility among South African women during the peripartum period and its impact on engagement in HIV care.  ...  In 2017, we developed a beta version of a smartphone application (app) - CareConekta - that detects a user's smartphone location to allow for prospective characterization of mobility.  ...  on care cascade outcomes, with broad applicability to the measurement of its impact on other health outcomes.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s13063-020-4190-x pmid:32164771 fatcat:a6zorxpyn5faxlyg7r7oqmwovm
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