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Twitter ain't without frontiers: economic, social, and cultural boundaries in international communication

Abstract:

With the advent of Twitter and other lightweight social-networking services, one might think that it is easier than ever to maintain geographically dispersed, weaker social ties. By contrast, in this study we show that the international Twitter communication landscape is not only still largely predetermined by physical distance, but that it also depends on countries' social, economic, and cultural attributes. We describe a study of an international Twitter mention network of 13 million users ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1145/2531602.2556855

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Oxford Internet Institute
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Author
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Association for Computing Machinery Publisher's website
Publication date:
2014-02-15
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uuid:4f6b5942-f82f-4bef-b232-8a8e528ce39a
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631353
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pubs:631353
ISBN:
978-1-4503-2540-0
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