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Uncovering the relationship between food-related discussion on Twitter and neighborhood characteristics

2019 JAMIA Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association  
We analyzed the "healthiness" quotient and sentiment in food-related tweets at the census tract level, and associated them with neighborhood characteristics and health outcomes.  ...  Twitter may assist in informing local health programs that focus on drivers of food consumption and could inform interventions focused on attitudes and the food environment.  ...  Key themes in food-related tweets DISCUSSION Offline research shows associations between neighborhood characteristics and dietary patterns, with greater socioeconomic disadvantage and fast food density  ... 
doi:10.1093/jamia/ocz181 pmid:31633756 pmcid:PMC7025333 fatcat:eearvp537jcq7k5kaalf6sxtve

Crime Mapping through Geo-Spatial Social Media Activity

Johannes Bendler, Antal Ratku, Dirk Neumann
2014 International Conference on Information Systems  
The presence of crime is one of the major challenges for societies all over the World, especially in metropolitan areas.  ...  As indicated by prior research, Information Systems can contribute greatly to cope with the complex factors that influence the emergence and location of delinquencies.  ...  Exploration of Geo-Spatial Correlations The interpretation of the Zero-Inflated Poisson Regression uncovered a major drawback of discovering relationship between Social Media data and criminal incidents  ... 
dblp:conf/icis/BendlerRN14 fatcat:qavr4cusu5gzhmbxbtv7xnzv3e

Leveraging Social Networks for Toxicovigilance

Michael Chary, Nicholas Genes, Andrew McKenzie, Alex F. Manini
2013 Journal of Medical Toxicology  
Finally, agent-based modeling relates online interactions to psychological archetypes, providing a link between epidemiology and behavior.  ...  Beyond describing the real-time epidemiology of drug abuse, techniques from computational linguistics can uncover ways that drug discussions differ from other online conversations.  ...  Acknowledgments The authors would like to acknowledge Emily H. Park and Julia Sun for their help in preparing this manuscript. Conflict of interest None.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s13181-013-0299-6 pmid:23619711 pmcid:PMC3657021 fatcat:vwd5fldwsnh2pgfdragu4gxsp4

Where Businesses Thrive: Predicting the Impact of the Olympic Games on Local Retailers through Location-based Services Data [article]

Petko Georgiev, Anastasios Noulas, Cecilia Mascolo
2014 arXiv   pre-print
We find that the proximity to stadiums, the diversity of activity in the neighborhood, the nearby area sociability, as well as the probability of customer flows from and to event places such as stadiums  ...  Through supervised learning techniques we demonstrate that the success of businesses hinges on a combination of both geographic and mobility factors.  ...  Acknowledgments We acknowledge the support of Microsoft Research and EP-SRC through grant GALE (EP/K019392).  ... 
arXiv:1403.7654v1 fatcat:qyrnz7qh4jaaxmm26lhixpi5ee

Embedding Comparator: Visualizing Differences in Global Structure and Local Neighborhoods via Small Multiples [article]

Angie Boggust, Brandon Carter, Arvind Satyanarayan
2022 arXiv   pre-print
It systematically surfaces points of comparison by computing the similarity of the k-nearest neighbors of every embedded object between a pair of spaces.  ...  In response, we present the Embedding Comparator, an interactive system that presents a global comparison of embedding spaces alongside fine-grained inspection of local neighborhoods.  ...  food).  ... 
arXiv:1912.04853v3 fatcat:zfool6r745hlpef4nu7tl3gxi4

Role of the Built and Online Social Environments on Expression of Dining on Instagram

Vishwali Mhasawade, Anas Elghafari, Dustin T. Duncan, Rumi Chunara
2020 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health  
We find evidence that factors of the online social environment (profiles that post about dining versus profiles that do not post about dining) have different influences on the relationship between a user's  ...  Our study uses available data on user Instagram profiles and their Instagram networks, as well as the local food environment measured through the dining types (e.g., casual dining restaurants, food court  ...  Uncovering the relationship between the physical/built environment, social environment and our food posting behaviors can be helpful to inform the design of health-promoting technologies.  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijerph17030735 pmid:31979291 pmcid:PMC7037839 fatcat:nra6qyp3abej3b6sankewn6oke

"Where to Go on the Weekend?": Trends for Local Information Seeking in Leisure Settings Using

Eman Alyami, Sandra Toze
2014 International Journal for Digital Society (IJDS)  
Future research might be done on enhancing the analysis measures and on a broader geographic area. Relationship Using replies, tags, favorites, and followed features/ [2]  ...  The results have also indicated a more locally centered online community and discussions where the type of information in a local setting tends to be slightly different from the information found in the  ...  Acknowledgements The authors would like to thank The Saudi Arabian Cultural Bureau in Canada for funding and supporting this research. References  ... 
doi:10.20533/ijds.2040.2570.2014.0115 fatcat:epluk3e75jczlp4xuhcnn3sbsi

Exploiting User and Venue Characteristics for Fine-Grained Tweet Geolocation

Wen-Haw Chong, Ee-Peng Lim
2018 ACM Transactions on Information Systems  
To achieve better geolocation performance and to perform fine-grained geolocation on any tweets, we shall exploit the characteristics of users and venues, as uncovered by our empirical analysis.  ...  First, we conduct empirical analysis to uncover venue and user characteristics for improving geolocation.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This research is supported by the National Research Foundation, Prime Minister's Office, Singapore under its International Research Centres in Singapore Funding Initiative, and DSO National  ... 
doi:10.1145/3156667 fatcat:zedpk34umva4peqnft3n56j5yq

Mapping Urban Park Cultural Ecosystem Services: A Comparison of Twitter and Semi-Structured Interview Methods

Michelle L. Johnson, Lindsay K. Campbell, Erika S. Svendsen, Heather L. McMillen
2019 Sustainability  
We conclude this paper with a discussion of tradeoffs and triangulation opportunities when using Twitter data to measure CES and other urban park benefits.  ...  We compare the amount and distribution of park benefits elicited from (1) tweets on Twitter about Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York (n = 451) with park benefits derived from (2) broad (n = 288) and (3)  ...  We also thank Prospect Park Alliance staff, including Sue Donoghue, Christian Zimmerman, and Susan Sharer, and NYC Parks and the Natural Area Conservancy for their collaboration and support of the social  ... 
doi:10.3390/su11216137 fatcat:3652sw2u4vhqzp6nfaaok23xae

Design and develop a framework for social networking analysis

Navpreet Kaur, Maninder Singh, V. P. Singh
2016 2016 International Conference on Inventive Computation Technologies (ICICT)  
They found that network centrality is related with media that controls actor attributes.Nadeem Akhtar et al. [16] mainly focused on the representation of Facebook network to uncover the hidden relationship  ...  of connections of one neighborhood.  ... 
doi:10.1109/inventive.2016.7830086 fatcat:c2wxmu44ybavjk7bkujaoeeqmi

Measuring objective and subjective well-being: dimensions and data sources

Vasiliki Voukelatou, Lorenzo Gabrielli, Ioanna Miliou, Stefano Cresci, Rajesh Sharma, Maurizio Tesconi, Luca Pappalardo
2020 International Journal of Data Science and Analytics  
This paper aims to present the theoretical background of well-being, by distinguishing between objective and subjective approaches, their relevant dimensions, the new data sources used for their measurement  ...  We also intend to shed light on still barely unexplored dimensions and data sources that could potentially contribute as a key for public policing and social development.  ...  Acknowledgements This work was supported by the European Commission through the Horizon2020 European project "SoBigData Research Infrastructure-Big Data and Social Mining Ecosystem" (Grant Agreement 654024  ... 
doi:10.1007/s41060-020-00224-2 fatcat:yll4cxgklrfqrgrd4h2ixtexne

Characterizing Self-Reported Tobacco, Vaping, and Marijuana-Related Tweets Geolocated for California College Campuses

Raphael E. Cuomo, Vidya L. Purushothaman, Jiawei Li, Cortni Bardier, Matthew Nali, Neal Shah, Nick Obradovich, Joshua Yang, Tim K. Mackey
2021 Frontiers in Public Health  
to 2019 with geospatial coordinates in CA college campuses containing smoking-related keywords were collected from the Twitter API stream and manually annotated for discussions about smoking product type  ...  , sentiment, and behavior.Results: Out of all tweets detected with smoking-related behavior, 46.7% related to tobacco use, 50.0% to marijuana, and 7.3% to vaping.  ...  with little cigars and e-cigarettes as discussed on Twitter (19) (20) (21) (22) (23) .  ... 
doi:10.3389/fpubh.2021.628812 pmid:33928062 pmcid:PMC8076505 fatcat:nmeyo7xs2rffrmjl5wdaft6cty

A Large-Scale Empirical Study of Geotagging Behavior on Twitter [article]

Binxuan Huang, Kathleen M. Carley
2019 arXiv   pre-print
Research that uses geotags to infer public opinions relies on several key assumptions about the behavior of geotagged and non-geotagged users.  ...  In this paper, we present an empirical study of geotagging behavior on Twitter based on more than 40 billion tweets collected from 20 million users.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT We want to thank all the members in the Computational Analysis of Social and Organizational Systems at Carnegie Mellon University for their valuable discussion.  ... 
arXiv:1908.10948v1 fatcat:ivevdb26x5dk7nvnjmtt4vmpfy

Towards Geo-Social Intelligence: Mining, Analyzing, and Leveraging Geospatial Footprints in Social Media

James Caverlee, Zhiyuan Cheng, Daniel Z. Sui, Krishna Yeswanth Kamath
2013 IEEE Data Engineering Bulletin  
The widespread adoption of GPS-enabled tagging of social media content via smartphones and social media services (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare) uncovers a new window into the spatiotemporal activities  ...  These "footprints" open new possibilities for understanding how ideas flow across the globe, how people can organize for societal impact, and lay the foundation for new crowd-powered geosocial systems.  ...  In particular, users are less likely to post precise locations such as street addresses on Twitter and related services.  ... 
dblp:journals/debu/CaverleeCSK13 fatcat:ms52kmlsezbyll4liiukwt2re4

Analyzing the Voice of Recipients of CSR Activities from #NBATogether Campaign: Analyzing Twitter Posts and Comments through Critical Discourse Analysis Lens

Kibaek Kim, Joseph Yoo, Jinwook Han, Minsoo Kim
2022 International Journal of Applied Sports Sciences  
Finally, the importance of analyzing the public's discourse was mentioned to emphasize the benefits of both professional teams and communities.  ...  Second, the characteristic backgrounds of users following professional sports teams' social media were mentioned as a possible cause of complying discourse as dominant in comments.  ...  According to Mills (1997) , Fairclough sought to uncover the relationship between the discourses and societal changes, focusing on primary relationships between the context of discourses and social phenomena  ... 
doi:10.24985/ijass.2022.34.1.23 fatcat:dgw4comy6bf3rokh2twagfo7iy
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