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MemeSequencer: Sparse Matching for Embedding Image Macros

Abhimanyu Dubey, Esteban Moro, Manuel Cebrian, Iyad Rahwan WWW’18 Proceedings of the Web Conference 2018 [LINK] Abstract: The analysis of the creation, mutation, and propagation of social media content on the Internet is an essential problem in computational social science, affecting areas ranging from marketing to political mobilization. A first step towards understanding the evolution of images online is the analysis of...


Important relationships are not bursty

What are the properties of a long-lasting relationship? This important question as intrigued the social scientists during the last decades and has triggered numerous publications, surveys and experiments to detect what patterns are behind social relationships that persist. Probably the most famous finding is that of Granovetter who proposed that strong relationships are the ones more likely to persist in the...


Temporal patterns behind the strength of persistent ties

Henry Navarro, Giovanna Miritello, Arturo Canales, Esteban Moro EPJ Data Science (2017) 6:31 [LINK] Summary: Could social media data aid in disaster response and damage assessment? Countries face both an increasing frequency and an increasing intensity of natural disasters resulting from climate change. During such events, citizens turn to social media platforms for disaster-related communication and information. Social media improves situational...


Network Science for kids!

One of my favorite activities is to teach my field or research network science to high-schoolers. We (together with my colleague Cristina Brändle) have been doing that from our university to the local high schools in Madrid. Since they know concepts like equations, probability or geometry, it is somehow easy to show them concepts like what is a network, small...


Twitter Session Analytics: Profiling Users’ Short-Term Behavioral Changes

Farshad Kooti, Esteban Moro, and Kristina Lerman Proceedings of SocInfo 2016 [LINK] [PDF] Summary: Human behavior shows strong daily, weekly, and monthly patterns. In this work, we demonstrate online behavioral changes that occur on a much smaller time scale: minutes, rather than days or weeks. Specifically, we study how people distribute their effort over different tasks during periods of activity on the...


“Big Data”: La nueva materia prima

Article in El País (in spanish) about the recent one day workshop on the public-private partnerships to exploit the power of big data in our society. Organized by El País, Vodafone Institute and DataPopAlliance. Here is the online version: