Twitter as an Indicator of Bilateral Relations: National Boundaries and Online Behavior
13 Pages Posted: 17 Nov 2012 Last revised: 4 Apr 2013
Date Written: April 22, 2012
The patterns by which information is produced and consumed are strongly linked to social conditions. This paper examines how national boundaries affect the behavior of Twitter’s user-base. It aims to quantify the effect of various social, economic and political conditions on user interests while expanding a general and applicable model of the use of social media, e.g. Twitter, to alternate policy areas not limited to international development and relations.
Keywords: Social media and policy analysis, international development, formation of preference
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