Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Language and Discourse Seminar Series

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


 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).