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Twitter and its power of political analysis
Año:2015
Áreas de investigación
  • Física química y matemáticas,
  • Humanidades y ciencias sociales
Datos
Descripción
Recent changes in technology are radically changing the communication patterns, and how information reaches the vast majority of the population. Nowadays, Twitter is one of the most popular social media platforms. Following the idea "one must be where people are", politicians are now present in this online social networks. Understanding and exploiting in a more efficient way the available resources for information flow than your opponent can make the difference. In this work, we show, how Twitter allows predict future political events offline, and understanding the processes of diffusion of political information. We introduce a new parameter that measures the ratio of the support in Twitter between two candidates, which we call the Relative Support (RS), to show how it can be used to indicate and quantify which candidate and in which proportion is getting more benefits from events occurring offline. Furthermore we show that it is important to consider Twitter as a multilayer social network defined by the follower, mention and retweet interaction channels. Hence, the Twitter information diffusion process does not take place through a single channel, but three. In order to fully understand the process we have to simultaneously analyze all three channels.
Internacional
Si
Nombre congreso
Net-Works 2015. International Conference on Complex networks and their interdisciplinary applications [http://ergodic.ugr.es/networks2015]
Tipo de participación
960
Lugar del congreso
Granada (Spain)
Revisores
Si
ISBN o ISSN
0000-0000
DOI
Fecha inicio congreso
16/09/2015
Fecha fin congreso
18/09/2015
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1
Hasta la página
1
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Actas del congreso
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Participantes
  • Autor: Francisco Javier Borondo Benito (UPM)
  • Autor: Alfredo Morales Guzmán (UPM)
  • Autor: Rosa Maria Benito Zafrilla (UPM)
  • Autor: Juan Carlos Losada Gonzalez (UPM)
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  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Sistemas Complejos
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Agroforestal
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