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Characterizing Conversation Patterns in Reddit

Daejin Choi, Jinyoung Han, Taejoong Chung, Yong-Yeol Ahn, Byung-Gon Chun, Ted Taekyoung Kwon
2015 Proceedings of the 2015 ACM on Conference on Online Social Networks - COSN '15  
This paper seeks to investigate (i) the characteristics of online threaded conversations in terms of volume, responsiveness, and virality and (ii) what and how content properties and user participation  ...  To this end, we collect 700 K threaded conversations from 1.5 M users in Reddit, one of the most popular online communities allowing people to communicate with others in the form of threaded conversations  ...  Using the collected dataset, we characterized online conversation patterns in terms of volume, responsiveness, and virality, and explored what and how content properties and user participation behaviors  ... 
doi:10.1145/2817946.2817959 dblp:conf/cosn/ChoiHCACK15 fatcat:hfa2rqo6lvfd3fxsmhdirnmgny

Understanding Longitudinal Behaviors of Toxic Accounts on Reddit [article]

Deepak Kumar, Jeff Hancock, Kurt Thomas, Zakir Durumeric
2022 arXiv   pre-print
While many studies have investigated the types of toxic comments posted online, the effects that such content has on people, and the impact of potential defenses, no study has captured the long-term behaviors  ...  We explore the impact that these accounts have on Reddit, the targeting strategies that abusive accounts adopt, and the distinct patterns that distinguish classes of abusive accounts.  ...  Reddit Processing Pipeline-We label Reddit comments sourced from Pushshi through the Perspective API.  ... 
arXiv:2209.02533v1 fatcat:2qdlblsvk5dtxa2scalxzxlqp4

Analyzing the Traits and Anomalies of Political Discussions on Reddit

Anna Guimarães, Oana Balalau, Erisa Terolli, Gerhard Weikum
2019 International Conference on Web and Social Media  
Most importantly, our study connects the dimension of user actions with a rich feature space comprising also the sentiments expressed in post contents and the topical variation across the posts and replies  ...  This paper provides a systematic analysis of the characteristics of user actions, like replies and votes, in discussion threads, identifying different patterns that refine the notion of controversies into  ...  Off-topic content, biased opinions, and even bad jokes may come from any participating user over the course of a discussion, and all may be met with a mixed reaction from other users.  ... 
dblp:conf/icwsm/GuimaraesBTW19 fatcat:2oyr74e7bvfznnjom5sfxq6dha

Extracting Inter-community Conflicts in Reddit [article]

Srayan Datta, Eytan Adar
2018 arXiv   pre-print
Anti-social behaviors in social media can happen both at user and community levels.  ...  In this work, we study the landscape of conflicts among subreddits by deriving higher-level (community) behaviors from the way individuals are sanctioned and rewarded.  ...  By finding aggregate patterns using all Reddit comments from 2016 (9.75 million unique users and 743 million comments), we can construct the subreddit conflict graph at scale.  ... 
arXiv:1808.04405v1 fatcat:zcgbjylvuzha7h5eclqkgc2w5a

Geocoding Without Geotags: A Text-based Approach for reddit [article]

Keith Harrigian
2018 arXiv   pre-print
In particular, we design a text-based heuristic schema to generate ground truth location labels for reddit users in the absence of explicitly geotagged data.  ...  After evaluating the accuracy of our labeling procedure, we train and test several geolocation inference models across our reddit data set and three benchmark Twitter geolocation data sets.  ...  to characterize complex human behaviors (Mellon and Prosser, 2017) .  ... 
arXiv:1810.03067v1 fatcat:e2s5rysmavaivnahzby3dter34

Geocoding Without Geotags: A Text-based Approach for reddit

Keith Harrigian
2018 Proceedings of the 2018 EMNLP Workshop W-NUT: The 4th Workshop on Noisy User-generated Text  
In particular, we design a text-based heuristic schema to generate ground truth location labels for reddit users in the absence of explicitly geotagged data.  ...  After evaluating the accuracy of our labeling procedure, we train and test several geolocation inference models across our reddit data set and three benchmark Twitter geolocation data sets.  ...  to characterize complex human behaviors (Mellon and Prosser, 2017) .  ... 
doi:10.18653/v1/w18-6103 dblp:conf/aclnut/Harrigian18 fatcat:4puntwybojhqbpii4ghuspt3fq

(A)synchronous Communication about TV Series on Social Media: A Multi-Method Investigation of Reddit Discussions

Julian Unkel, Anna Sophie Kümpel
2020 Media and Communication  
To do so, we conducted two case studies of the Reddit community r/gameofthrones: a survey about usage motives (n = 417) and an automated content analysis of approximately 1.2 million comments left on the  ...  episode discussion threads in which we examined thread use over time, interactions between users, and discussion content.  ...  Acknowledgments The authors wish to thank the four anonymous reviewers and the thematic issue editors for their valuable comments.  ... 
doi:10.17645/mac.v8i3.3046 fatcat:tqs7imnhlnbavjh4jyto4w4v2e

Analyzing Genetic Testing Discourse on the Web Through the Lens of Twitter, Reddit, and 4chan

Alexandros Mittos, Savvas Zannettou, Jeremy Blackburn, Emiliano De Cristofaro
2020 Zenodo  
In particular, on 4chan's politically incorrect board (/pol/), content from genetic testing conversations involves several alt-right personalities and openly anti-semitic rhetoric, often conveyed through  ...  In this paper, we set to study the genetic testing discourse on a number of mainstream and fringe Web communities. We do so in two steps.  ...  We also gratefully acknowledge the support of the NVIDIA Corporation for donating two Titan Xp GPUs used in our experiments.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3905840 fatcat:f4fzdj7b5bafvdk67yjar4d7am

How does the front page of the Internet behave? Readability, emoticon use, and links on Reddit

Andrew Tsou
2016 First Monday  
Characterizing conversation patterns in Reddit: From the perspectives of content properties and user participation behaviors,” COSN ’15: Proceedings of the 2015 ACM on Conference on Online Social Networks  ...  As a social networking site it is unique in that the personal relationships between its users are considered secondary to its content, which includes both original, user-generated content and links to  ... 
doi:10.5210/fm.v21i11.7013 fatcat:czkdm4nrpvernn3d6v3q7nznvu

Redditors in Recovery: Text Mining Reddit to Investigate Transitions into Drug Addiction

2018 2018 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (Big Data)  
In this work, we obtain data from Reddit, an online collection of forums, to gather insight into drug use/misuse using text data from users themselves.  ...  into modern drug culture, and provides tools with potential applications in combating the opioid crisis.  ...  Reddit has the added appeal of anonymity, allowing users to partake in unfiltered conversations on topics of shared interest.  ... 
doi:10.1109/bigdata.2018.8622552 fatcat:nnjrfom7xnezxarepurnuv6wi4

Redditors in Recovery: Text Mining Reddit to Investigate Transitions into Drug Addiction [article]

John Lu and Sumati Sridhar and Ritika Pandey and Mohammad Al Hasan and George Mohler
2019 arXiv   pre-print
In this work, we obtain data from Reddit, an online collection of forums, to gather insight into drug use/misuse using text data from users themselves.  ...  into modern drug culture, and provides tools with potential applications in combating the opioid crisis.  ...  Reddit has the added appeal of anonymity, allowing users to partake in unfiltered conversations on topics of shared interest.  ... 
arXiv:1903.04081v1 fatcat:tdhtlouhjjdfjjiwef3be7n2vq

From Reddit to Wall Street: The role of committed minorities in financial collective action [article]

Lorenzo Lucchini, Luca Maria Aiello, Laura Alessandretti, Gianmarco De Francisci Morales, Michele Starnini, Andrea Baronchelli
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Third, we reveal that initial committed users occupied a central position in the network of Reddit conversations.  ...  First, we operationalise the concept of individual commitment in financial discussions. Second, we show that the increase of commitment within Reddit predated the initial surge in price.  ...  The topics of discussion on the forum are varied, but there are some common patterns of behaviors which are also described in the FAQ [16] .  ... 
arXiv:2107.07361v2 fatcat:x7tojw6ft5cfzatryrkigdgism

Governing online goods: Maturity and formalization in Minecraft, Reddit, and World of Warcraft communities [article]

Seth Frey, Qiankun Zhong, Beril Bulat, William D. Weisman, Caitlyn Liu, Stephen Fujimoto, Hannah M. Wang, Charles M. Schweik
2022 arXiv   pre-print
scholar Elinor Ostrom to 80,000 communities across 3 platforms: the sandbox game Minecraft, the MMO game World of Warcraft, and Reddit.  ...  of user engagement.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The authors wish to thank members of the institutionalgrammar.org, communitydata.science, and metagov.org research communities; Kabir Sahni and Jingyuan Liang for help on the WoW data;  ... 
arXiv:2202.01317v1 fatcat:wwed5tzta5eblf776pma3ldbxi

Instruction vs. emergence on r/place: Understanding the growth and control of evolving artifacts in mass collaboration

Kristina T. Litherland, Anders I. Mørch
2021 Computers in Human Behavior  
One of the authors participated in the experiment as a participant observer.  ...  The framework takes inspiration from two metaphors of human intervention in natural evolution (plant growth and a disturbed anthill).  ...  Acknowledgements We would like to thank Reddit for hosting the r/place experiment, its participants, and the volunteers who participated in the study.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.chb.2021.106845 fatcat:up7mtwgrs5evjdhxm5m5wln6sm

Modeling Global and Local Interactions for Online Conversation Recommendation

Xingshan Zeng, Jing Li, Lingzhi Wang, Kam-Fai Wong
2022 ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS; Formerly: ACM Transactions on Office Information Systems)  
preferences, and (2) local interactions , encoding replying relations and chronological order of conversation turns to characterize users' prior behavior.  ...  Extensive experiments on three datasets from Twitter and Reddit show that our model coupling global and local interactions significantly outperforms the state-of-the-art model.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We thank the reviewers for the insightful suggestions on various aspects of this work.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3473970 fatcat:cufyoyuegbferldx2fjohe67gq
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