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Characterizing Interconnections and Linguistic Patterns in Twitter [article]

Johnnatan Messias
2018 arXiv   pre-print
focus) in order to identify the similarities and the differences in the messages they share in Twitter.  ...  We quantify to what extent one group follows and interacts with each other and the extent to which these connections and interactions reflect in inequalities in Twitter.  ...  regarding race and gender inequalities and linguistic patterns of Twitter users.  ... 
arXiv:1804.00084v1 fatcat:pjwacsyxgrc3hnm7gtyl2dlpaa

Linguistic Diversities of Demographic Groups in Twitter

Pantelis Vikatos, Johnnatan Messias, Manoel Miranda, Fabrício Benevenuto
2017 Proceedings of the 28th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media - HT '17  
In this paper, we provide an in-depth characterization of language usage across demographic groups in Twitter.  ...  The massive popularity of online social media provides a unique opportunity for researchers to study the linguistic characteristics and patterns of user's interactions.  ...  Acknowledgments This work was partially supported by the project FAPEMIG-PRONEX-MASWeb, Models, Algorithms and Systems for the Web, process number APQ-01400-1 and grants from CNPq, CAPES, Fapemig, and  ... 
doi:10.1145/3078714.3078742 dblp:conf/ht/VikatosMMB17 fatcat:hlycem6uhjeqjorioiaidfi3yu

Implicit and Explicit Ways of Expressing Personal Opinion on Twitter: The Tea Party Movement in the USA

Elena V. Gabrielova
2015 Social Science Research Network  
The findings of this research illustrate how Twitter users communicate with each other and discuss political issues, and in what way they influence each other's opinion using various linguistic tools while  ...  This article examines the linguistic tools adopted by Twitter users to express their personal opinion on the Tea Party movement in the USA.  ...  It is interesting to observe the interconnection of the criteria between each other. Thereby, in the course of investigation we determined certain patterns presented in Table 5 .  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2584441 fatcat:ycii4tmvkveedms6icstyiuhfi

An exploration of social identity: The structure of the BBC news-sharing community on Twitter

Julius Adebayo, Musso Tiziana, Kawandeep Virdee, Casey Friedman, Bar-Yam Yaneer
2014 Complexity  
Mapping these networks may make it possible to predict the course of social and political movements, technology adoption, and economic behavior. Here we map the network formed by Twitter users sharing  ...  Online social media influence the flow of news and other information, potentially altering collective social action while generating a large volume of data useful to researchers.  ...  These associations can be characterized as links in a network, and the users as nodes.  ... 
doi:10.1002/cplx.21490 fatcat:leaf3nz6wvdhvaobr63n6he5uu

The journalistic utterance on Twitter

Mabel Oliveira Teixeira
2012 Brazilian Journalism Research  
In other words, the hierarchical pattern and purpose that guide the creation of standard news, and therefore, the special language that characterizes traditional journalism, begin to give way to models  ...  Twitter.  ...  in the left-hand column, some of the textual and linguistic evidences that mark the alteration in the characterization or reformulation of the standard utterance when presented in the tweet format.  ... 
doi:10.25200/bjr.v8n1.2012.443 fatcat:63uvmpsvnfb5fb5yjpq7zkadl4

¿Qué twiteastes tú? Variation in second person singular preterit –s in Spanish tweets

Chelsea Escalante
2015 Entrehojas. Revista de estudios hispánicos  
Spanish dialects throughout Spain and the Americas have shown variation in the second person singular form of the preterit tense; in certain cases, a non-standard –s is found at the end of the verb conjugation  ...  Data is collected through the social media mogul Twitter and tabulated with the multiple regression logistic software, GoldVarb X (Sankoff, Tagliamonte, & Smith, 2005).  ...  In summarizing her findings, she asserts that these two significant factor groups are not isolated factors but rather are interconnected and interdependent; she characterizes the addition of -s on second  ... 
doi:10.5206/entrehojas.v5i1.6154 fatcat:xqgnzl5fh5czvme43gxps6s47u

Affective News and Networked Publics: The Rhythms of News Storytelling on #Egypt

Zizi Papacharissi, Maria de Fatima Oliveira
2012 Journal of Communication  
This study traces the rhythms of news storytelling on Twitter via the #egypt hashtag.  ...  Using computational discourse analysis, we examine news values and the form of news exhibited in #egypt from January 25 to February 25, 2011, pre-and post-resignation of Hosni Mubarak.  ...  and Cornelius Puschmann, Lecturer, Department for English Language and Linguistics, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, for their help and advice on data collection and analysis strategies.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1460-2466.2012.01630.x fatcat:ke6dg36norgunoogih2xlmdcpy

Metapragmatic neology in digital discourse

Bárbara Marqueta Gracia
2021 Language Under Discussion  
this lexical pattern.  ...  This note addresses the topic of Judith Bridges's focus article, namely ‑splain neologisms such as mansplain, thinsplain and covidsplain, from the perspective of morphological theory.  ...  Examples include instances in which Twitter users employ the term covidsplaining, express sympathy with social groups who are experiencing mansplaining, and when whitesplaining is prompted in the context  ... 
doi:10.31885/lud.6.1.255 fatcat:g5ms6xttebhshgxgffwszwncfa

A robust gender inference model for online social networks and its application to LinkedIn and Twitter

Athanasios Kokkos, Theodoros Tzouramanis
2014 First Monday  
in LinkedIn) or does not (as with the micro-blogging postings in Twitter).  ...  , and in some cases they can even be deliberately and maliciously falsified.  ...  This literature tends to indicate that, by comparison to women, men's language use patterns that are characterized by more marked expressions of independence and assertions of vertically hierarchical power  ... 
doi:10.5210/fm.v19i9.5216 fatcat:xfor6wfs75fevmyygemmlwtv4u

Social Media Participation in an Activist Movement for Racial Equality

Munmun De Choudhury, Shagun Jhaver, Benjamin Sugar, Ingmar Weber
2016 Proceedings of the ... International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media  
Considering Twitter as a sensor for the broader community's perception of the events related to the movement, we study participation over time, the geographical differences in this participation, and its  ...  From the Arab Spring to the Occupy Movement, social media has been instrumental in driving and supporting socio-political movements throughout the world.  ...  Acknowledgments We acknowledge the efforts of Molly Loyd, Gregory Coleman, Kimberly Lamke, and Ed Summers in compiling the Ferguson Twitter datasets.  ... 
pmid:28840078 pmcid:PMC5565729 fatcat:as5gckpvtjckvanx2muxxlz5fm

Personality Prediction from Social Media Text: An Overview

Hetal Vora, Mamta Bhamare, Dr. K. Ashok Kumar, MIT World Peace University, Pune
2020 International Journal of Engineering Research and  
All such information could be used in advantageous ways to help increase the Business and understand the user need. Personality prediction has gained lot of focus nowadays.  ...  Today's world is witnessing great increase in the use of Social Media. People use them as a platform to share their feelings, emotions and experiences along with lot of personal information.  ...  It is used to find the patterns in connectivity, how they are connected and similarity among them.  ... 
doi:10.17577/ijertv9is050203 fatcat:n5lsasjmafejhjrmin4k3zw6rm

DISCOURSES OF VICTIMHOOD AND IDENTITY POLITICS ON SOCIAL MEDIA: UNDERSTANDING AFFECTIVE POLARIZATION DURING THE US ELECTION

Amanda Trigiani, Megan Boler
2021 Selected Papers of Internet Research, SPIR  
1800 social media posts from the political left and right across social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook, and Gab.  ...  This cross-platform digital ethnography examines the nuances of how emotions are expressed and who they are directed towards within social media in order to better understand the phenomenon of affective  ...  Through examination of the messy and nuanced affect expressed in social media, this project identifies narrative patterns closely linked to ressentiment and "discourses of victimhood".  ... 
doi:10.5210/spir.v2021i0.12254 fatcat:jkixvxxqibck7b4qzbqlobousi

Analysing discourse around COVID-19 in the Australian Twittersphere: A real-time corpus-based analysis

Martin Schweinberger, Michael Haugh, Sam Hames
2021 Big Data & Society  
Public discourse about the COVID-19 that appears on Twitter and other social media platforms provides useful insights into public concerns and responses to the pandemic.  ...  By combining text mining and corpus linguistics, this study exemplifies how both approaches can complement each other productively.  ...  Acknowledgements The data used in this paper were obtained at the Digital Observatory Research Facility operated by the Institute for Future Environments at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT  ... 
doi:10.1177/20539517211021437 fatcat:pzlqv2gcevbzbnoi66eoy6oytu

Propagating and Debunking Conspiracy Theories on Twitter During the 2015–2016 Zika Virus Outbreak

Michael J. Wood
2018 Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking  
network, are more likely to invoke supposedly knowledgeable authorities in making arguments, and ask more rhetorical questions.  ...  These trends can be understood in the context of previous work on conspiracy theories, including the "just asking questions" style of rhetoric, the importance of sourcing and authority, and the tendency  ...  The difference in centralization is in line with previous findings of a distributed (though interconnected) alternative media ecosystem involved in the manufacture and promotion of conspiracy narratives  ... 
doi:10.1089/cyber.2017.0669 pmid:30020821 pmcid:PMC6094351 fatcat:2dbfxh5uajee7a3elsq53q5m5e

Explaining "-splain" in digital discourse

Judith Bridges
2021 Language Under Discussion  
-based social issues and linguistic features of American English as they appear in pieces of digital discourse from the micro-blogging platforms Twitter and Tumblr.  ...  This approach is applicable to research on a wide range of linguistic and cultural contexts. The particular focus in this paper, however, is on U.S.  ...  characterized by today's potentials for mass mobility and connectivity.  ... 
doi:10.31885/lud.6.1.253 fatcat:bpuw2dtwffgjdeaklyy3eeaona
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