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Networked discontent: The anatomy of protest campaigns in social media

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We analyze the communication network that emerged in social media around an international protest campaign launched in May 2012. Applying insights from network science and the theory of brokerage, we examine the cohesion of the network with community detection methods, and identify the users that spanned structural holes, creating bridges for potential information diffusion. We also analyze actual message exchange to assess how the network was used to facilitate the transmission of informatio...

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Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Mathematical Institute; Internet Institute
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Mathematical Institute, Oxford Internet Institute
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-5526-4052
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Social Networks More from this journal
Volume:
44
Issue:
Jan 2016
Pages:
95-104
Publication date:
2015-08-24
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ISSN:
0378-8733
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pubs:542507
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uuid:29ce2670-018c-4d32-aba1-a39826738dc3
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pubs:542507
Source identifiers:
542507
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2018-05-10

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