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Key Researcher Talk – Why so Emotional? An Analysis of Emotional (Bot-generated) Content on Twitter by Mark Strembeck (Remote)

September 20, 2021
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join the next edition of our Key Researcher Talk Series!

Why so Emotional? An Analysis of Emotional (Bot-generated) Content on Twitter

We give a brief overview of a three year data science project on the messaging behavior that arises in online social networks. In this presentation, we especially discuss how emotional messages sent during crisis events shape the communication patterns on Twitter. To this end, we analyzed a data-set consisting of 23.3 million tweets that have been sent during eighteen different crisis events in ten different countries.

In particular, we use the novel concept of emotion-exchange motifs to uncover the basic building blocks of complex emotion-exchange networks.

Among other things, we will also present some findings on characteristic emotion-exchange motifs that appear when so called social bots interact with human users. Our findings indicate that emotion-exchange motifs might help to distinguish between human-like and bot-like communication behavior.


14:00 -14:30: Talk by Mark Strembeck (Vienna University of Economics and Business)


Mark Strembeck is key researcher at SBA Research and Associate Professor at the Vienna University of Economics and Business.

Free Registration

Please reach out to us at events@sba-reserarch.org if you would like to join. The talk will take place online.

This event is hosted by Vienna ACM SIGSAC Chapter and IEEE SMC/CS Austria Chapter.

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