Saturday 2:30 PM–3:00 PM in C11

Information Diffusion in a Twitter Network

Sagar Chand Agarwal

Audience level:
Intermediate

Description

Twitter is the most popular microblogging platform, where every person can make an impact. A general trend follows where one user follow other user/users and a directed graph is created amongst. The information is propagate through the graph where it means other followers by "Retweet". This particular talk is more on the model of the information diffusion of the regular daily tweets on Twitter.

Abstract

Twitter is the most popular microblogging platform, where every person can make an impact. Twitter is a data hub connecting users and information in a thread concept, where one is always linked to other. A general trend follows where one user follow other user/users and a directed graph is created amongst. The information is propagated through the graph where it means other followers by "Retweet". We are going to follow specific tweets mainly the trending ones like elections, demonitization or some more national topics. We will see how the tweets diffuse through followers and change the seed account (The account which generated the trending tweet) and restudy again the flow of information.

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