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PhD defense contributions:
Providing a study of human generated recommendation on Twitter and its effect.
García-Gavilanes et al. Follow My Friends This Friday! An Analysis of Human-generated Friendship Recommendations. SocInfo’13 [Best paper award]
Describing the evolution of user behavior over time regarding the content they generate.
García-Gavilanes et al. Who are my Audiences? A Study of the Evolution of Target Audiences in Microblogs. SocInfo’14
Describing differences and similarities of users across countries regarding the way people tweet and connect with others.
García-Gavilanes et al. Microblogging without Borders: Differences and Similarities. Websci’11.
w/ Poblete et al. Do All Birds Tweet the Same? Characterizing Twitter Around the World. In CIKM’11
Proposing how to combine anthropological studies of culture with large scale data.
Correlating how and when people tweet with dimensions of national culture and pace of life
García-Gavilanes et al. Cultural Dimensions in Twitter: Time, Individualism and Power. ICWSM’13 [Honorable mention]
Improving the prediction of the communication strength between users from different countries by taking into account several cultural and socio-economic indicators taken from diverse sources.
García-Gavilanes et al. Twitter ain’t Without Frontiers: Economic, Social, and Cultural Boundaries in International Communication. CSCW’14.