Category: Science

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Growing old in Twitter

I started using Twitter more than 10 years ago (!). I open an account in this social network in 2008 and although I was not using it too much for the first year, I become a frequent user after that. It has helped me to get news, information both for my personal and professional interests. But not only that, Twitter...

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ScamCoins, S*** Posters, and the Search for the Next Bitcoin(TM): Collective Sensemaking in Cryptocurrency Discussions

Eaman Jahani, Peter M. Krafft, Yoshihiko Suhara, Esteban Moro, Alex “Sandy” Pentland Proc. ACM Hum.-Comput. Interact. 2, CSCW, Article 79 (November 2018), 28 pages. DOI: [LINK] Abstract: Participants in cryptocurrency markets are in constant communication with each other about the latest coins and news releases. Do these conversations build hype through the contagiousness of excitement, help the community process information,...

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Analyzing gender inequality through large-scale Facebook advertising data

David Garcia, Yonas Mitike Kassa, Angel Cuevas, Manuel Cebrian, Esteban Moro, Iyad Rahwan, and Ruben Cuevas PNAS June 19, 2018. 201717781 [LINK] Abstract: Online social media are information resources that can have a transformative power in society. While the Web was envisioned as an equalizing force that allows everyone to access information, the digital divide prevents large amounts of people from being...

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Weather impacts expressed sentiment

Patrick Baylis, Nick Obradovich, Yury Kryvasheyeu, Haohui Chen, Lorenzo Coviello, Esteban Moro, Manuel Cebrian, James H. Fowler PLoS ONE 13(4): e0195750 (2018) [LINK] Abstract:  We conduct the largest ever investigation into the relationship between meteorological con- ditions and the sentiment of human expressions. To do this, we employ over three and a half billion social media posts from tens of millions of individuals from both Facebook and...

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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...

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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...