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User and Politician Behaviors in Twitter During the 2011 Spanish Presidential Election Campaign
Year:2012

Research Areas
  • Physics chemical and mathematical

Information
Abstract
Transmitting messages in the most efficient way as possible has always been one of politicians? main concerns during electoral processes. Nowadays, due to the rapidly growing number of users, online social networks have become ideal platforms for politicians to interact with their potential voters. Exploiting the available potential of these tools to maximize their influence over voters is one of politicians? actual challenges. To step in this direction, we have analyzed the users and politicians activity in the online social network Twitter, during the 2011 Spanish Presidential electoral process, and found that such activity is correlated with the election results. We introduce a new measure to study political sentiment in Twitter, which we call the relative support. We have also characterized user behavior by analyzing the structural and dynamical patterns of the complex networks emergent from the mention and retweet networks.
International
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Congress
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Place
New York, Estados Unidos
Reviewers
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ISBN/ISSN
00-000-000-000-00
Start Date
01/06/2012
End Date
01/06/2012
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Participants

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