The Digital Evolution of Occupy Wall Street

Cita:

Conover, M.D., Ferrara, E., Menczer, F. & Flammini, A. (2013). “The Digital Evolution of Occupy Wall Street”. In PLOS ONE, 8 (5). San Francisco: Public Library of Science. Retrieved July 07, 2013 from http://arxiv.org/abs/1306.5474

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Tipo de obra: Article (academic)

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e-Health

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twitter

Resumen:

We examine the temporal evolution of digital communication activity relating to the American anti-capitalist movement Occupy Wall Street. Using a high-volume sample from the microblogging site Twitter, we investigate changes in Occupy participant engagement, interests, and social connectivity over a fifteen month period starting three months prior to the movement’s first protest action. The results of this analysis indicate that, on Twitter, the Occupy movement tended to elicit participation from a set of highly interconnected users with pre-existing interests in domestic politics and foreign social movements. These users, while highly vocal in the months immediately following the birth of the movement, appear to have lost interest in Occupy related communication over the remainder of the study period.