Tuesday, August 04, 201509:30 AM - 10:30 AMCNLS Conference Room (TA-3, Bldg 1690)|
Uncovering the Dynamics of Online Rumoring during Crisis Events: A Multi-Dimensional Signature Approach
Kate StarbirdUniversity of Washington
In this talk, I offer an overview and present preliminary findings from a collaborative project that examines online rumoring in the context of crisis events. The project has duals goals: 1) enhancing our understanding of why and how rumors spread on Twitter after crisis events; and 2) developing methods for detecting rumors using the "collective intelligence" of the crowd. This presentation will cover our efforts in both of these regards. Additionally, I will talk about the methods we are developing/evolving for doing mixed-method research on "big" social data.
Host: Reid Priedhorsky