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Monitoring collective attention during disasters

He, X and Lin, YR (2017) Monitoring collective attention during disasters. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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The proliferation of vast information shared through social media and other communication technologies has led us to an era of attention scarcity. Effective crisis response requires both a systematic understanding of how collective attention emerges during disaster events and robust techniques for monitoring the public's attention shift due to the events.However, 'attention' is an abstract concept that is very challenging to characterize. In this work, we propose an attention shift network to systematically analyze the dynamics of collective attention in response to real-world exogenous shocks such as disasters. Using hashtags appeared in Twitter users' complete timelines around a violent terrorist attack - the Paris attacks occurred on November 13, 2015 - we thoroughly investigate the properties of network structures and reveal the temporal dynamics of the collective attention under both regular time and exogenous shock.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
He, X
Lin, YRYURULIN@pitt.eduYURULIN0000-0002-8497-3015
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
CorrespondentLin, Yu-Ruyurulin@pitt.eduYURULINUNSPECIFIED
Date: 6 January 2017
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings - 2016 IEEE 2nd International Conference on Collaboration and Internet Computing, IEEE CIC 2016
Page Range: 458 - 462
Event Type: Conference
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1109/cic.2016.068
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Information Science
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9781509046072
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2017 14:56
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2021 19:55


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