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Sourcing the Arab Spring: A Case Study of Andy Carvin's Sources on Twitter During the Tunisian and Egyptian Revolutions

Alfred Hermida, Seth C. Lewis, Rodrigo Zamith
2014 Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication  
This study evaluates whether social media platforms expand the range of actors involved in the news through a quantitative content analysis of the sources cited by NPR's Andy Carvin on Twitter during the  ...  This paper presents a case study on the use of sources by National Public Radio's Andy Carvin on Twitter during key periods of the 2011 Tunisian and Egyptian uprisings.  ...  This case study, built on a quantitative content analysis of his most frequently cited sources, provides insight into the process through which Carvin, as a member of the professional news media, negotiates  ... 
doi:10.1111/jcc4.12074 fatcat:mgoaiq4lbbd2lojvlgbibd4t5i

Paper 4: Twitter, disasters and cultural heritage: A case study of the 2015 Nepal earthquake

Pakhee Kumar
2020 Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management  
K E Y W O R D S 2015 Nepal earthquake, cultural heritage, disasters, social media, Twitter Number of tweets 449 Keywords #Nepalearthquake, Heritage Data set 2 Period 25.04.2015-25.04.2015 Number of tweets  ...  Abstract The purpose of this paper was to understand how Twitter users responded to the cultural heritage damaged during the 2015 Nepal earthquake.  ...  | INTRODUC TI ON Social media is an umbrella term generally applied to Web-based services that facilitate some form of social interaction or networking (Zappavigna, 2012) .  ... 
doi:10.1111/1468-5973.12333 fatcat:wiypd4deejadrevib6kztandv4

Networked Gatekeeping and Networked Framing on #Egypt

Sharon Meraz, Zizi Papacharissi
2013 The International Journal of Press/Politics  
Quantitative findings underscored the significant role of ordinary users who both rose to prominence and elevated others to elite status through networked gatekeeping actions.  ...  Using prior seminal work that places emphasis on news framing and its relevance to sociocultural context, this study describes, maps, and explains evolving patterns of communication on Twitter through  ...  Prior studies suggest that the operation of homophily-the tendency to follow likeminded individuals-is similarly prevalent on Twitter (Wu et al. 2011) as it is on other social media applications (Adamic  ... 
doi:10.1177/1940161212474472 fatcat:f3z5oex6xvcxdf2jdbsldhemp4

Elites Tweet? Characterizing the Twitter Verified User Network [article]

Indraneil Paul, Abhinav Khattar, Ponnurangam Kumaraguru, Manish Gupta, Shaan Chopra
2019 arXiv   pre-print
Social network and publishing platforms, such as Twitter, support the concept of verification.  ...  To the best of our knowledge, this work represents the first quantitative attempt at characterizing verified users on Twitter.  ...  Abstract-Social network and publishing platforms, such as Twitter, support the concept of verification.  ... 
arXiv:1812.09710v3 fatcat:mi2nijk4orau3a5amwk2u7dbvy

Online Social Network Management Systems: State of The Art

Muhammad Al-Qurishi, Mabrook Al-Rakhami, Majed AlRubaian, Atif Alamri, Mohammed Al-Hougbany
2015 Procedia Computer Science  
A large number of Social Media Management Systems (SMMS) have been developed to maintain multiple accounts over different online social networks.  ...  This paper presents a state of the art of the existing platforms for managing online social networks.  ...  Acknowledgements This research was supported by King Saud University, Deanship of Scientific Research, Research Chair of Pervasive and Mobile Computing.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.procs.2015.12.032 fatcat:cyizbaa5fzg7hctttqn4xv42hq

Mining social media for newsgathering: A review

Arkaitz Zubiaga
2019 Online Social Networks and Media  
We discuss five different areas that researchers have worked on to mitigate the challenges inherent to social media newsgathering: news discovery, curation of news, validation and verification of content  ...  Consequently, social media has become a go-to resource for journalists during the process of newsgathering.  ...  [125] conducted a comprehensive study comparing different sequential classifier to mine the discursive structure of social media information, finding that a Long-Short Term Memory network (LSTM) performed  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.osnem.2019.100049 fatcat:dt63zddmqba7vc47cyjve37i5q

In abundance: Networked participatory practices as scholarship

Bonnie E Stewart
2015 International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning  
Using ethnographic methods including participant observation, interviews, and document analysis, this study investigates networks as sites of scholarship.  ...  <p>In an era of knowledge abundance, scholars have the capacity to distribute and share ideas and artifacts via digital networks, yet networked scholarship often remains unrecognized within institutional  ...  verification rather than through quantitative validity measures.  ... 
doi:10.19173/irrodl.v16i3.2158 fatcat:gzgybjo43bdd5lshdgsvnszb2i

The importance of interdisciplinary frameworks in social media mining: An exploratory approach between Computational Informatics and Social Network Analysis (SNA)

Danny Valdez, Meg Patterson, Tyler Prochnow
2021 Health Behavior Research  
Social media content is one of the most visible sources of big data and is often used in health studies to draw inferences about various behaviors.  ...  The pro-mask Twitter network was largely fragmented, with a select few nodes occupying the most influential positions in the network.  ...  And, as much of social media constitute part of the public domain, social media also represents a free source of abundant data that can be studied and analyzed in tandem using quantitative, qualitative  ... 
doi:10.4148/2572-1836.1098 fatcat:uaekxcd62nfvdpfyp3kbbf27oi

Anatomy of an online misinformation network

Chengcheng Shao, Pik-Mai Hui, Lei Wang, Xinwen Jiang, Alessandro Flammini, Filippo Menczer, Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia, Alain Barrat
2018 PLoS ONE  
As we move from the periphery to the core of the network, fact-checking nearly disappears, while social bots proliferate.  ...  Massive amounts of fake news and conspiratorial content have spread over social media before and after the 2016 US Presidential Elections despite intense fact-checking efforts.  ...  Onur Varol and Nic Dias were instrumental in verification of the article sample. We are also indebted to Twitter for providing data through their API.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0196087 pmid:29702657 pmcid:PMC5922526 fatcat:wfhh7bpk7nbf7ej2u3yio5f7wm

Social Networks' Benefits, Privacy, and Identity Theft: KSA Case Study

Ahmad A., Afnan S., Hanan B., Maha S.
2014 International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications  
Therefore, identity theft cases on Facebook appears to be less than that on Twitter. fake profiles that may not be detected until the victims announce their profiles in a video or trusted media.  ...  The number of Twitter users has increased 2 million since 2012 [17] . A. Social Networks' Benefits SN"s provide different benefits based on the way they are utilized.  ... 
doi:10.14569/ijacsa.2014.051218 fatcat:ahxip5mhnzgqlbsm4b27mri23y

The Australian Twittersphere in 2016: Mapping the Follower/Followee Network

Axel Bruns, Brenda Moon, Felix Münch, Troy Sadkowsky
2017 Social Media + Society  
In combination, this offers the first rigorous and comprehensive study of the network structure of an entire national Twittersphere.  ...  Twitter is now a key platform for public communication between a diverse range of participants, but the overall shape of the communication network it provides remains largely unknown.  ...  through the ARC Future Fellowship project Understanding Intermedia Information Flows in the Australian Online Public Sphere and the ARC LIEF project TrISMA: Tracking Infrastructure for Social Media Analysis  ... 
doi:10.1177/2056305117748162 fatcat:pfttkvu4kjcxdpzqhg4cyfquai

Diagnostic Agreement Between Telemedicine on Social Networks and Teledermatology Centers

Sophia Serhrouchni, Alexandre Malmartel
2021 Annals of Family Medicine  
This retrospective observational study included images published on Twitter and MedPics by GPs in 2016.  ...  The objective was to analyze diagnostic agreement between telemedicine on social networks (Twitter and MedPics) and standard teledermatology services (TDS).  ...  To the community of physicians in the social networks that allowed us to conduct this study. Supplemental materials: Available at http://www.Ann Fam Med. org/content/19/1/24/suppl/DC1/.  ... 
doi:10.1370/afm.2608 pmid:33431387 pmcid:PMC7800733 fatcat:fomf4rl7j5e3rlj6keo7a67m5a

Critical Impact of Social Networks Infodemic on Defeating Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic: Twitter-Based Study and Research Directions

A. Mourad, A. Srour, H. Harmanani, C. Jenainati, M. Arafeh
2020 IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management  
News creation and consumption has been changing since the advent of social media. An estimated 2.95 billion people in 2019 used social media worldwide.  ...  This article presents a large-scale study based on data mined from Twitter.  ...  In case of online social networks, classification of diverse and large amount of data has been proven difficult. B.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tnsm.2020.3031034 fatcat:o46ozi2rpnaidcp7t5a6kh76ma

Tents, Tweets, and Events: The Interplay between Ongoing Protests and Social Media

Marco T. Bastos, Dan Mercea, Arthur Charpentier
2015 Social Science Research Network  
In this paper we use time-series data of Twitter, Facebook, and onsite protests to assess the Granger-causality between social media streams and onsite developments at the Indignados, Occupy, and Brazilian  ...  Abstract Recent protests have fuelled deliberations about the extent to which social media ignites popular uprisings.  ...  Acknowledgements This research was supported by the São Paulo Research Foundation (Grants 10/06243-4 and 11/22495-6) and conducted while the first author was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2575268 fatcat:wlntb7cbzvevfnpgl7k5fh6b2a

Whither Social Networks for Web Search?

Rakesh Agrawal, Behzad Golshan, Evangelos Papalexakis
2015 Proceedings of the 21th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining - KDD '15  
We present the results of our empirical study that indicates that by mining Twitter data one can obtain search results that are quite distinct from those produced by Google and Bing.  ...  The gauntlet is now on search engines to test whether our findings hold in their infrastructure for different social networks and whether enabling diversity has sufficient business imperative for them.  ...  Social Search In addition to being considered a social media and a social network [28] , Twitter may also be viewed as a information retrieval system that people can utilize to produce and consume information  ... 
doi:10.1145/2783258.2788571 dblp:conf/kdd/AgrawalGP15 fatcat:ncg7rgijkjg5tfuw3cf5y2m45m
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