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Detection and resolution of rumours in social media: a survey
Zubiaga A., Aker A., Bontcheva K., Liakata M., Procter R. ACM Computing Surveys 51(2): 1-36, 2018. Type: Article
Unverified information can spread on the web and influence public opinion before it is eventually verified as true or false. Such rumors eventually evolve during reiterated transmission, and often accompany fake news. The use of social media has m...
Mar 30 2022
A survey on session-based recommender systems
Wang S., Cao L., Wang Y., Sheng Q., Orgun M., Lian D. ACM Computing Surveys 7(54): 1-38, 2022. Type: Article
Wang et al. present a comprehensive survey with this paper. A session-based recommender system (SBRS) is a system that makes recommendations to users based on short-term, dynamic user preferences (in a session). It is different from other recommen...
Dec 2 2021
An army of me: sockpuppets in online discussion communities
Kumar S., Cheng J., Leskovec J., Subrahmanian V. WWW 2017 (Proceedings of the 26th International World Wide Web Conference, Perth, Australia, Apr 3-7, 2017) 857-866, 2017. Type: Proceedings
Online discussion platforms have become an important part of social life. However, they may be abused, for instance, to deceive and create an illusion of public consensus or save people from being banned, or to vandalize content on platforms like ...
Jun 21 2021
Social media data processing infrastructure by using Apache Spark big data platform: Twitter data analysis
Podhoranyi M., Vojacek L. CCIOT 2019 (Proceedings of the 2019 4th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Internet of Things, Tokyo, Japan, Sep 20-22, 2019) 1-6, 2019. Type: Proceedings
What would we do without social media? What would the world look like if there weren’t continuous data streams? If we refer back to our history, the first big breakthrough was around 1440, when Johannes Gutenberg started his printing technol...
Mar 17 2021
Natural language processing for social media (3rd ed.)
Farzindar A., Inkpen D., Morgan & Claypool, San Rafael, CA, 2020. 219 pp. Type: Book (978-1-681738-13-0)
Social media platforms are not only a place for individuals to voice their opinions, but have also become very influential in recent democratic elections and geo-politics. The importance of social media, including applications to analyze social me...
Nov 19 2020
Networks and religion: ties that bind, loose, build-up, and tear down
Everton S., Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, 2018. 412 pp. Type: Book (978-1-108404-07-5)
Social network analysis (SNA) is an increasingly important tool for social science. By focusing on the links among people and organizations, it addresses the “social” aspect of social science much better than statistics based on popula...
Sep 22 2020
Deviance in social media and social cyber forensics: uncovering hidden relations using open source information (OSINF)
Al-khateeb S., Agarwal N., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2019. 124 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030136-89-5)
This short treatise is part of the “SpringerBriefs in Cybersecurity” series. The briefs in this series are either topic focused, like this book, or country focused. As the title suggests, the book focuses on deviant behavior across num...
Aug 26 2020
Detecting fake news on social media
Shu K., Liu H., Morgan&Claypool Publishers, San Rafael, CA, 2019. 130 pp. Type: Book (978-1-681735-82-5)
The authors have written an interesting book that summarizes problems related to detecting fake news....
Mar 3 2020
Epistemology in the era of fake news: an exploration of information verification behaviors among social networking site users
Torres R., Gerhart N., Negahban A. ACM SIGMIS Database 49(3): 78-97, 2018. Type: Article
Factors that influence social networking site users when it comes to verifying information include perceptions about the network’s composition, perceptions about the authors of the information, and the user’s intentions to share. In pa...
Mar 2 2020
The social photo: on photography and social media
Jurgenson N., Verso, New York, NY, 2019. 144 pp. Type: Book (978-1-788730-91-4)
Take a journey through the history of the photographic medium, from the origins of the modern optic gaze to social platforms where images are shared. It is a history of representational desires, narcissism, documentation, and personal archiving. T...
Oct 28 2019
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