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A Network Analysis of TwitterCommunication about Political Protest        Actions in Moscow          Alexander Semenov
WARNING!This report is NOT about POLITICS! It is about DATA.
Twitter: what you see…
… is NOT what you get!          twitter.user.lang                 id          twitter.place.full_name           links.url ...
Data acquisition: Free vs. $•Twitter Search API            •Twitter Streaming API•150 – 350 requests per hour   •LOTS of t...
Data: Top 50 words
Twitter is not a place for discussions                    Modularity = 0,93                    Maximum mutual degree = 5  ...
Not much talking, yeah? Mutual degree >= 1
Retweet: It’s not so viral          Maximum Geodesic Distance          (Diameter)                               11        ...
Top links                    Hyperlink                  # tweetstwiwar.ru/                                       1899vkont...
Thank you!   Alexandr Semenovsemenoffalex@gmail.com
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Network Analysis of Twitter Communication about Political Protest Actions in Moscow

  1. 1. A Network Analysis of TwitterCommunication about Political Protest Actions in Moscow Alexander Semenov
  2. 2. WARNING!This report is NOT about POLITICS! It is about DATA.
  3. 3. Twitter: what you see…
  4. 4. … is NOT what you get! twitter.user.lang id twitter.place.full_name links.url twitter.place.name links.retweet_count twitter.place.id links.created_at twitter.place.url links.title twitter.place.country interaction.author.username twitter.place.place_type interaction.author.avatar twitter.place.country_code interaction.author.name twitter.text interaction.created_at twitter.mentions interaction.content twitter.links twitter.user.description twitter.domains twitter.user.listed_count twitter.in_reply_to_screen_name twitter.user.url twitter.in_reply_to_status_id twitter.user.name twitter.in_reply_to_user_id twitter.user.statuses_count twitter.created_at twitter.user.followers_count demographic.gender twitter.user.friends_count klout.score twitter.user.screen_name language.tag twitter.user.location twitter.user.geo_enabled
  5. 5. Data acquisition: Free vs. $•Twitter Search API •Twitter Streaming API•150 – 350 requests per hour •LOTS of tweets•Not representative •All relevant tweets•Not augmented •Representative•Free •Augmented •$$$
  6. 6. Data: Top 50 words
  7. 7. Twitter is not a place for discussions Modularity = 0,93 Maximum mutual degree = 5 navalny 62 xenia_sobchak 23 burmatoff 16 varlamov 15 tvrain 12 VRSoloviev 10 adagamov 9 WakeUpR 7 angeina_may 6 Alexgizn 6
  8. 8. Not much talking, yeah? Mutual degree >= 1
  9. 9. Retweet: It’s not so viral Maximum Geodesic Distance (Diameter) 11 Average Geodesic Distance 4,5 Longest chain of retweets: RT@kurginyanRU RT@CuamckuyKot RT@VRSoloviev RT@M_Simonyan RT@tina_kandeIaki RT@SergeiMinaev @Shevchenkomax * Yellow is a for a media person
  10. 10. Top links Hyperlink # tweetstwiwar.ru/ 1899vkontakte.ru/event33239728 164svobodanews.ru/content/article/24431541.html 133luganskiy-lgua.livejournal.com/1021056.html 68youtube.com/watch?v=4TY2MI8vRyY 46p-company.livejournal.com/97625.html 45vkontakte.ru/event33205830 35akademiagp.ru/ 35m-kalashnikov.livejournal.com/1093231.html 34cherepkov.ru/ 30
  11. 11. Thank you! Alexandr Semenovsemenoffalex@gmail.com

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