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Studying Migrant Assimilation Through Facebook Interests [article]

Antoine Dubois, Emilio Zagheni, Kiran Garimella, Ingmar Weber
2018 arXiv   pre-print
In this paper, we use Facebook's data for advertisers to study the levels of assimilation of Arabic-speaking migrants in Germany, as seen through the interests they express online.  ...  Migrants' assimilation is a major challenge for European societies, in part because of the sudden surge of refugees in recent years and in part because of long-term demographic trends.  ...  In this paper, we expand the use of these data to study cultural assimilation.  ... 
arXiv:1801.09430v2 fatcat:h3wvzwpnwfhblfbg6fm5r3btny

Studying Migrant Assimilation Through Facebook Interests [chapter]

Antoine Dubois, Emilio Zagheni, Kiran Garimella, Ingmar Weber
2018 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In this paper, we use Facebook data for advertisers to study the levels of assimilation of Arabic-speaking migrants in Germany, as seen through the interests they express online.  ...  Migrant assimilation is a major challenge for European societies, in part because of the sudden surge of refugees in recent years and in part because of long-term demographic trends.  ...  Based on the interest similarities, we derive an assimiliation score and observe that this score is lower for Arabic-speaking migrants compared to several European reference groups.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-01159-8_5 fatcat:3rszxftoyrefxffxjvg7xb5mfa

The role of social media in negotiating identity during the process of acculturation

Amy Yau, Ben Marder, Stephanie O'Donohoe
2019 Information Technology and People  
Design/methodology/approach Focussing on international students in the UK, this paper reports on findings from a qualitative study involving interviews with 27 transient migrants about their social media  ...  Identity negotiations and struggles may not be salient with older migrants or migrants who have migrated for different reasons or where there is a small cultural distance between the home and host culture  ...  Figure 2: Transient Migrants' Identity Negotiation Through the Use of Social media In conclusion, our study has highlighted the multifaceted role that social media plays in the identity negotiations of  ... 
doi:10.1108/itp-09-2017-0305 fatcat:jluptvqf6ncn5omad3kdwjibdq

Refugee Crisis and the Role of NGO Lobbying

Vishnu Muraleedharan, Thomas Andrew Bryer
2020 Public Policy and Administration  
The article aims to identify the role of NGO on addressing the migrant crisis and upholding of sanctuary policy in Florida which facilitates migrant integration.  ...  It requires attention that even though there are various organisation's to support migrants, NGO's play a pivotal role in protecting humanitarian aspects of the migrants and their integration.  ...  The study overviewed the constructivist theory and its analyses of the refugee crisis and the role of NGOs for migrant assimilation through sanctuary cities and mediatized political communication through  ... 
doi:10.5755/j01.ppaa.19.1.25148 fatcat:srw6tmlv4nfnzlwwqx2bdcenia

Forecasting Migration and Integration Trends Using Digital Demography – A Case Study of Emigration Flows from Croatia to Austria and Germany

Tado Jurić
2022 Comparative Southeast European Studies  
The second goal of this paper is to show that this approach can be useful for assessing the degree of cultural assimilation/integration of Croatian emigrants using the tools of Google Trends and Facebook  ...  In this study, the author presents a descriptive analysis of alternative data sources (big data), which could be useful for determining emigration flows from Croatia to Austria and Germany, as well as  ...  Facebook and Google Trends can also serve as quite reliable tools to monitor the degree of integration of Croatian migrants into German society, especially through the analysis of Facebook interests.  ... 
doi:10.1515/soeu-2021-0090 fatcat:xmnprhk5gfgflf7bbnqv2yvc3y

Being at Home on Social Media: Online Place-Making among the Kurds in Turkey and Rural Migrants in China [chapter]

Elisabetta Costa, Xinyuan Wang
2020 The SAGE Handbook of Media and Migration  
Furthermore, Kurds and Chinese migrants experience two radically different types of digital dwelling: the Kurds in Turkey compensate for decades of displacement and assimilation through the online reproduction  ...  He has never met her face-to-face, but through Facebook he was able to follow her life and know a lot more about it.  ... 
doi:10.4135/9781526476982.n49 fatcat:g4hemipoofbalcpvric4aodrga

Home and destination attachment: study of cultural integration on Twitter [article]

Jisu Kim and Alina Sîrbu and Giulio Rossetti and Fosca Giannotti and Hillel Rapoport
2021 arXiv   pre-print
They quantified assimilation by introducing a score that serves as a proxy for migrants assimilating to local population's interests, using the "likes" used by the Facebook users.  ...  Following the work in [7] , [27] studied Mexican immigrants in the U.S and their cultural assimilation in terms of musical taste using Facebook data.  ... 
arXiv:2102.11398v1 fatcat:it2biq5p6vhp7p2gmlfotsqvsu

Rock, Rap, or Reggaeton?: Assessing Mexican Immigrants' Cultural Assimilation Using Facebook Data [article]

Ian Stewart, René Flores, Tim Riffe, Ingmar Weber, Emilio Zagheni
2019 arXiv   pre-print
We adapt an assimilation metric from earlier work to analyze self-reported musical interests among immigrants in Facebook.  ...  We use the relative levels of interest in musical genres, where a similarity to the host population in musical preferences is treated as evidence of cultural assimilation.  ...  the researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research for their feedback on an early version of this work in summer 2018; Matheus Araujo and Antoine Dubois for their help with accessing Facebook  ... 
arXiv:1902.09453v1 fatcat:lfkkhcwqk5ewpir7cvgut7wnpe

Quantifying international human mobility patterns using Facebook Network data

Spyridon Spyratos, Michele Vespe, Fabrizio Natale, Ingmar Weber, Emilio Zagheni, Marzia Rango, Itzhak Benenson
2019 PLoS ONE  
of Facebook Network (FN) "migrants" in 119 countries of residence and in two time periods by age, gender, and country of previous residence.  ...  In this study, we investigate the feasibility of using non-traditional data sources to fill existing gaps in migration statistics.  ...  Through its advertising platform [27] , Facebook allows customers to design targeted advertisements and publish them on the Facebook family of apps and services, which we refer to in this study as the  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0224134 pmid:31648280 pmcid:PMC6812739 fatcat:nmgdunknendrvgnbiyuc3fdxde

Preservation of Indigenous Culture among Indigenous Migrants through Social Media: the Igorot Peoples [article]

Khavee Agustus Botangen, Shahper Vodanovich, Jian Yu
2018 arXiv   pre-print
A survey of posts on 20 Facebook groups identified and classified the indigenous cultural elements conveyed through social media.  ...  The virtual communities help intensify the connection of Igorot migrants to their traditional culture despite the challenges of assimilation to a different society.  ...  First, indigenous culture 1 is overwhelmed through assimilation into a different dominant mainstream culture [41] .  ... 
arXiv:1802.09685v1 fatcat:vmj4w7ozczexlakog2ybwfcsfi

Integration of Migrants in a Major Polish City. Kraków's Public Cultural Institutions and the "New Ukrainians"

Janusz Mucha
2021 Migration Studies - Review of Polish Diaspora  
Using a number of methods, the needs of the Ukrainian population in Kraków were assessed and the offer of the local public institutions was studied.  ...  A focus group, IDIs, analysis of websites, Facebook profiles, and participatory observation were used.  ...  As is usual in the case of migration processes, some migrants who intend to stay in Poland are interested in assimilation, and others in integration.  ... 
doi:10.4467/25444972smpp.21.041.14461 fatcat:wtqfrdiwk5eitdtwlq6lricu54

Migration Multiple? Big Data, Knowledge Practices and the Governability of Migration [chapter]

Laura Stielike
2021 Research Methodologies and Ethical Challenges in Digital Migration Studies  
Following Mol (2002) and Scheel et al. (2019), it is analysed how migration and migrants are enacted through big-data-based research papers.  ...  The emerging sub-discipline of big-data-based migration research enacts migration and migrants in multiple ways that open up possibilities to rethink migration.  ...  Drawing on data from Facebook's advertising platform, Antoine Dubois et al. explore "migrant assimilation through Facebook interests".  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-81226-3_5 fatcat:alcmc356wbdazobp6mv7vtseuu

Mapping the 'home': A literature review on Filipino migration and diaspora

Marc Agon Pacoma
2020 Jurnal studi komunikasi  
The author intended to provide a better understanding of existing researches and debates on the topic and evaluate their relationship with the current research study.  ...  reasons of migration; migration narratives and experiences; homeland media consumption; the role of digital technologies and social media in fostering transnational families' relationships and reinforcing migrant  ...  Caguio & Lomboy (2014) studied overseas Filipino workers' online engagement through the Filipino OFW Facebook page.  ... 
doi:10.25139/jsk.v4i2.2473 fatcat:a5mqjvm6lfb63amiq43lik644i

Immigrant Integration: the Role of NGO's in Lithuania for Upholding Immigrant Assimilation

Vishnu Muraleedharan
2020 European Integration Studies  
The task includes analyzing the qualitative interview conducted with NGO Europos Namai, who are voicing for the rights of immigrants and envisaging measures for migrant integration through their lobbying  ...  These facilitate through the mechanisms of advocacy measures.  ...  Also, greater significance was given to migrant testimonies and sharing these through media and social media, especially Facebook, as this theme has been represented 15 times during the time.  ... 
doi:10.5755/j01.eis.1.14.26371 fatcat:2ipnymrwerfitnrwpkwmacozf4

Mapping the communicative ecology of Latin American migrant women in New Zealand

Luciana Nunes Hoffman, Evangelia Papoutsaki
2019 Pacific Journalism Review – Te Koakoa  
This study demonstrated the existing complexity and interrelationship between the communication networks, the feminisation of migration and migrant women's empowerment.  ...  This article is based on a study that focused on the narratives of Latin American migrant women (LAMW) in New Zealand and the role formal and informal communication networks play in their migration experiences  ...  Latin American migrant women and the online and social media In this study, online media was found to be a significant way for the participants to find or promote information about their interest.  ... 
doi:10.24135/pjr.v25i1and2.441 fatcat:bs4t4iencfddrnuvfyvsrqq7ci
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