Language and Discourse Seminar Series

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Who this event is for

  • Everyone

Location

JHB 302, John Henry Brookes, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane site

Details

 Discovering Cultural Trails in Social Media and Biases of Online Attention in Wikipedia with speaker Dr Ruth García-Gavilanes, Oxford Internet Institute.

As a computational social science researcher, Ruth is interested in understanding online footprints, utilising/developing computational human behaviour from methods and leveraging big data. In this seminar Ruth will present two case studies in this field: a) a study of how one’s action on Twitter (e.g., deciding when to post messages) is linked to one’s culture (e.g., country’s Pace of Life) and b) a case study of how the impact and locale play a role in the collective attention to articles in Wikipedia related to aircraft incidents and accidents (attention is measured as publication priority, maximum number of views and attention decay).