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Social media fingerprints of unemployment

Alejandro Llorente, Manuel García-Herránz, Manuel Cebrián and Esteban Moro (2014), PLoS ONE 10(5): e0128692 [LINK] Summary: Publicly available social media data can be used to quantify deviations from typical patterns of behavior and uncover how these deviations signal the socio-economical status of regions. Using data from geolocalized Twitter messages, we find that unemployment is correlated with technology adoption, daily activity, diversity in...

Temporal network of information diffusion in Twitter 12

Temporal network of information diffusion in Twitter

Millions of tweets, retweets and mentions are exchanged in Twitter everyday about very different subjects, events, opinions, etc. While aggregating this data over a time window might help to understand some properties of those processes in online social networks, the speed of information diffusion around particular time-bound events requires a temporal analysis of them. To show that (and with the...