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listening to the voices from (and about) the slums: using twitter to frame interventions

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A presentation given to the Big and Open Data for International Development Workshop at Manchester University (11 July 2016)

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listening to the voices from (and about) the slums: using twitter to frame interventions

  1. 1. www.bournemouth.ac.uk 1 Listening to the voices from (and about) the slum Using twitter to frame interventions Isabella Rega Ioanna Samakovlis Alessandro Inversini Nigel Williams (irega, i7435094, ainversini, nwilliams)@bournemouth.ac.uk
  2. 2. www.bournemouth.ac.uk 2 Rationale Social media as information source…
  3. 3. www.bournemouth.ac.uk 3 Social media as information source… …to inform co-designed interventions aiming at facilitating the insider-outsider encounter Rationale
  4. 4. www.bournemouth.ac.uk 4 Favelas and Social Media Dramatic expansion of digital technology usage
  5. 5. www.bournemouth.ac.uk 5 Favelas and Social Media Dramatic expansion of digital technology usage Favela residents are active social media users
  6. 6. www.bournemouth.ac.uk 6 Our approach Archive data from twitter (hashtag favela) Filter for conversations (@, RT, fav) and location SNA to identify communities Similarity analysis of content in the communities
  7. 7. www.bournemouth.ac.uk 7 Research Objectives The conceptualization of favela by different groups
  8. 8. www.bournemouth.ac.uk 8 Research Objectives The conceptualization of favela by different groups The discourses generated by favela residents and favelas’ visitors
  9. 9. www.bournemouth.ac.uk 9 Research Objectives The conceptualization of favela by different groups The discourses generated by favela residents and favelas’ visitors The structure of the network generated by social media conversations
  10. 10. www.bournemouth.ac.uk 10 Data Collection PILOT STUDY Search term: favela 2.557.992 filtered Tweets (@, RT, fav) over 18 months and collecting… Collection tool: netlytic.org
  11. 11. www.bournemouth.ac.uk 11 Social Network Analysis Understand the overall structure of the network
  12. 12. www.bournemouth.ac.uk 12 Social Network Analysis Understand the overall structure of the network Direct graph modeled by month and language
  13. 13. www.bournemouth.ac.uk 13 Social Network Analysis Understand the overall structure of the network Direct graph modeled by month and language Calculate network statistics
  14. 14. www.bournemouth.ac.uk 14 English Language Users Network Characteristics Dec-15 Jan-16 Feb-16 Vertices 7724 14190 11929 Unique Edges 6845 13703 11210 Maximum Geodesic Distance (Diameter) 18 19 31 Average Geodesic Distance 6.31158 4.83284 7.129438 Modularity 0.95676 0.907903 0.942048
  15. 15. www.bournemouth.ac.uk 15 Portuguese Language Users Network Characteristics Dec-15 Jan-16 Feb-16 Vertices 151128 190547 149362 Unique Edges 176442 212826 154613 Maximum Geodesic Distance (Diameter) 21 36 29 Average Geodesic Distance 7.496 8.97 5.646 Modularity 0.848 0.88 0.925
  16. 16. www.bournemouth.ac.uk 16 SNA insights Users are segregated into distinct communities (high modularity)
  17. 17. www.bournemouth.ac.uk 17 SNA insights Users are segregated into distinct communities (high modularity) Few users are visible and connect multiple groups
  18. 18. www.bournemouth.ac.uk 18 Semantic Similarity Analysis Understand semantic relationships
  19. 19. www.bournemouth.ac.uk 19 Semantic Similarity Analysis Understand semantic relationships Explore semantic clusters related to civic engagement and social issues
  20. 20. www.bournemouth.ac.uk 20
  21. 21. www.bournemouth.ac.uk 21 Exploring the clusters BOUNDARY A favela in Brazil the boundary between the rich and the poor   OLYMPICS Olympic favela exhibition of rio eviction open 6pm studioxrio Exhibition shows portraits of residents affected by Rio 2016 evictions The favela fighting back against rio Olympics development Right now a favela is being destroyed to make way for the Olympic park this is someone home   RESIDENTS The favela residents who won’t make room for the Olympics Empowering favela residents in rio including through the use of technology   COMMUNITY Back in casa amarela the cultural house I have opened 7 years ago in the favela for the kids and the community We support the viva favela_s community journalism course   MILITARY INTERVENTION Military intervention already exists in the favela reflect on favela pacification leading up to Olympics
  22. 22. www.bournemouth.ac.uk 22
  23. 23. www.bournemouth.ac.uk 23 Exploring the clusters Miséria dinheiro pode tirar o homem da miséria mais não da dentro de favela   Criança A favela e lugar de paz e alegria pra criança   Humildade A família eu agradeço de favela nunca esqueço a humildade vem de berço e tenho que praticar
  24. 24. www.bournemouth.ac.uk 24 SSA insights Most of the content is about leisure and entertainment
  25. 25. www.bournemouth.ac.uk 25 SSA insights Civic engagement content in the English Corpus Most of the content is about leisure and entertainment
  26. 26. www.bournemouth.ac.uk 26 SSA insights Civic engagement content in the English Corpus Connectedness with the favela in the Portuguese Corpus Most of the content is about leisure and entertainment
  27. 27. www.bournemouth.ac.uk 27 Roadmap Refine the analysis
  28. 28. www.bournemouth.ac.uk 28 Roadmap Work on the interpretation Refine the analysis
  29. 29. www.bournemouth.ac.uk 29 Roadmap Work on the interpretation Look at influential accounts Refine the analysis
  30. 30. www.bournemouth.ac.uk 30 Technical Issues The hashtag
  31. 31. www.bournemouth.ac.uk 31 Technical Issues The hashtag The noise: baile de favela
  32. 32. www.bournemouth.ac.uk 32 Technical Issues The hashtag The noise: baile de favela The amount of data: sw to manage it
  33. 33. www.bournemouth.ac.uk 33 Underpinning Issues Are Social Media the right way to capture the voices of the underprivileged?
  34. 34. www.bournemouth.ac.uk 34 Underpinning Issues Are Social Media the right way to capture the voices of the underprivileged? Methodological Approach: Social Representations
  35. 35. www.bournemouth.ac.uk 35 Research Agenda Quantitative Analysis of User Generated Content: A Study on Informal Learning and Slum Tourism in South Africa, Brazil and India Digital Literacies and Host- Guest Encounters: the case of homestays in Malaysia

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