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Research Publications in journals:
Users structure and behavior on an online social network during a political protest
Year:2012
Research Areas
  • Physics chemical and mathematical
Information
Abstract
Over the past years, new technologies and specially online social networks have penetrated into the world's population at an accelerated pace. In this paper we analyze collected data from the web application Twitter, in order to describe the structure and dynamics of the emergent social networks, based on complexity science. We focused on a Venezuelan protest that took place exclusively by Twitter during December, 2010. We found a community structure with highly connected hubs and three different kinds of user behavior that determine the information flow dynamics. We noticed that even though online social networks appear to be a pure social environment, traditional media still holds loads of influence inside the network.
International
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JCR
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Title
Physica a-Statistical Mechanics And Its Applications
ISBN
0378-4371
Impact factor JCR
1,373
Impact info
Volume
391
10.1016/j.physa.2012.05.015
Journal number
21
From page
5244
To page
5253
Month
NOVIEMBRE
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Alfredo Morales Guzmán (UPM)
  • Autor: Juan Carlos Losada Gonzalez (UPM)
  • Autor: Rosa Maria Benito Zafrilla (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Sistemas Complejos
  • Departamento: Física y Mecánica Fundamentales y Aplicada a la Ingeniería Agroforestal
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