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Author Venkata Kishore Neppalli; Murilo Cerqueira Medeiros; Cornelia Caragea; Doina Caragea; Andrea Tapia; Shane Halse
Title Retweetability Analysis and Prediction during Hurricane Sandy Type Conference Article
Year 2016 Publication ISCRAM 2016 Conference Proceedings – 13th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management Abbreviated Journal ISCRAM 2016
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Keywords Twitter; Retweetability Analysis; Retweetability Prediction; Hurricane Sandy; Disaster Events
Abstract Twitter is a very important source for obtaining information, especially during events such as natural disasters. Users can spread information in Twitter either by crafting new posts, which are called “tweets,” or by using retweet mechanism to re-post the previously created tweets. During natural disasters, identifying how likely a tweet is to be highly retweeted is very important since it can help promote the spread of good information in a network such as Twitter, as well as it can help stop the spread of misinformation, when corroborated with approaches that identify trustworthy information or misinformation, respectively. In this paper, we present an analysis on retweeted tweets to determine several aspects affecting retweetability. We then extract features from tweets’ content and user account information and perform experiments to develop models that automatically predict the retweetability of a tweet in the context of the Hurricane Sandy.
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Publisher Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Place of Publication Rio de Janeiro, Brasil Editor A. Tapia; P. Antunes; V.A. Bañuls; K. Moore; J. Porto
Language English Summary Language English Original Title
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ISSN 2411-3388 ISBN 978-84-608-7984-9 Medium
Track (up) Social Media Studies Expedition Conference 13th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
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Call Number Serial 1389
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