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Social Media Analysis of the Syrian Conflict

Social Media Analysis of the Syrian Conflict | Bits 'n Pieces on Big Data | Scoop.it

But the event most heavily covered by social media is the civil war in Syria, which has now raged for almost three year. The conflict has been extensively recorded on videos which are regularly uploaded to YouTube and then tweeted around the world. All sides in the conflict seem to be engaged with numerous social media accounts.

So an interesting question is to what extent does social media activity reflect the situation on the ground. That’s exactly the problem addressed today by Derek O’Callaghan at University College Dublin and a few pals. Their conclusion is that “social media activity in Syria is considerably more convoluted than reported in many other studies of online political activism that find a straightforward polarization effect.”

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The paper can be found in: arxiv.org/abs/1401.7535 (Online Social Media in the Syria Conflict: Encompassing the Extremes and the In-Betweens)

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The Science of Familiar Strangers: Society's Hidden Social Network | MIT Technology Review

The Science of Familiar Strangers: Society's Hidden Social Network | MIT Technology Review | Bits 'n Pieces on Big Data | Scoop.it
The familiar strangers we see every day on the bus and in the supermarket form an important hidden network at the heart of society, according to the first city-wide study of these passive links.

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Today, that changes thanks to the work of Lijun Sun at the Future Cities Laboratory in Singapore and a few pals who have analysed the passive interactions between 3 million residents on Singapore’s bus network (about 55 per cent of the city’s population).  ”This is the first time that such a large network of encounters has been identied and analyzed,” they say.

The results are a fascinating insight into this hidden network of familiar strangers and the effects it has on people.

All this is made possible by the Singaporean bus service’s smart card ticketing system. Lijun and co studied an anonymised data set of more than 20 million bus journeys taken during a single week by 2.9 million different people. They particularly studied “in-vehicle encounters” in which two individuals are present on the same bus at the same time.

The pattern of in-vehcicle encounters is rich, and the results of their analysis make for interesting reading. Lijun and co found some 18 million encounters of this kind during a single week. These encounters showed a strong repeating pattern with peaks at periods of 24 hours, 48 hours and 72 hours.

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Social Network Analysis & an Introduction to Tools

This presentation was delivered as part of an intense knowledge management curriculum. It covers the basics of network analysis and then goes into the different

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