The effect of collective attention on controversial debates on social media

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Garimella, Kiran
dc.contributor.author Gionis, Aristides
dc.contributor.author De Francisci Morales, Gianmarco
dc.contributor.author Mathioudakis, Michael
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-06T10:17:22Z
dc.date.available 2018-09-06T10:17:22Z
dc.date.issued 2017-06-25
dc.identifier.citation Garimella , K , Gionis , A , De Francisci Morales , G & Mathioudakis , M 2017 , The effect of collective attention on controversial debates on social media . in WebSci 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Web Science Conference . Association for Computing Machinery, Inc , pp. 43-52 , ACM Web Science Conference , Troy , United States , 25/06/2017 . DOI: 10.1145/3091478.3091486 en
dc.identifier.isbn 9781450348966
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dc.identifier.other PURE ITEMURL: https://research.aalto.fi/en/publications/the-effect-of-collective-attention-on-controversial-debates-on-social-media(c86966e7-ce4b-443c-a8f1-0459faf74b91).html
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dc.identifier.other PURE FILEURL: https://research.aalto.fi/files/26625699/collective.pdf
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/33875
dc.description | openaire: EC/H2020/654024/EU//SoBigData
dc.description.abstract We study the evolution of long-lived controversial debates as manifested on Twitter from 2011 to 2016. Specifically, we explore how the structure of interactions and content of discussion varies with the level of collective attention, as evidenced by the number of users discussing a topic. Spikes in the volume of users typically correspond to external events that increase the public attention on the topic - as, for instance, discussions about 'gun control' often erupt after a mass shooting. This work is the first to study the dynamic evolution of polarized online debates at such scale. By employing a wide array of network and content analysis measures, we find consistent evidence that increased collective attention is associated with increased network polarization and network concentration within each side of the debate; and overall more uniform lexicon usage across all users. en
dc.format.extent 10
dc.format.extent 43-52
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/654024/EU//SoBigData
dc.relation.ispartof ACM Web Science Conference en
dc.relation.ispartofseries WebSci 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Web Science Conference en
dc.rights openAccess en
dc.subject.other Computer Networks and Communications en
dc.subject.other 113 Computer and information sciences en
dc.title The effect of collective attention on controversial debates on social media en
dc.type A4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisussa fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Department of Computer Science
dc.contributor.department Qatar Computing Research Institute
dc.contributor.department Professorship Gionis A.
dc.subject.keyword Computer Networks and Communications
dc.subject.keyword 113 Computer and information sciences
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201809064986
dc.identifier.doi 10.1145/3091478.3091486
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