Book Chapter or Conference Paper Title

Understanding role of Twitter in addressing social causes

Faculty / School

Faculty of Computer Sciences (FCS)

Department

Department of Computer Science

Was this content written or created while at IBA?

Yes

Document Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date

5-1-2017

Conference Name

2017 International Conference on Innovations in Electrical Engineering and Computational Technologies (ICIEECT)

Conference Location

Karachi, Pakistan

Conference Dates

5-7 April 2017

ISBN/ISSN

85020038313 (Scopus)

First Page

1

Last Page

9

Publisher

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Abstract / Description

The recent advances in Web 2.0 have significantly transformed the world into a global community by making information propagation easier. In this study, we have employed social network analysis and visualization techniques to understand the role of twitter network in propagating awareness regarding Global Issues the world is facing today. The findings revealed the distinct role of twitters users such as broadcasters and influencers. We also identified topics discussed using hashtags of a related social cause. An interactive visualization is also developed to assess the popularity of social causes across the world.

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