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Structure of ego-alter relationships of politicians in Twitter

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We analyze the ego-alter Twitter networks of 300 Italian MPs and 18 European leaders, and of about 14,000 generic users. We find structural properties typical of social environments, meaning that Twitter activity is controlled by constraints that are similar to those shaping conventional social relationships. However, the evolution of ego-alter ties is very dynamic, which suggests that they are not entirely used for social interaction, but for public signaling and self-promotion. From this st...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1111/jcc4.12193

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication Journal website
Volume:
22
Issue:
5
Pages:
231-247
Publication date:
2017-11-16
Acceptance date:
2017-07-09
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EISSN:
1083-6101
ISSN:
1083-6101
Pubs id:
pubs:731057
URN:
uri:29d3c303-d77a-4d24-9a1a-26d5424258b5
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uuid:29d3c303-d77a-4d24-9a1a-26d5424258b5
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pubs:731057

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