Cross-hierarchical communication in Twitter conflicts

Zhe Liu, Ingmar Weber

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Abstract

Social hierarchy plays an important role in shaping the way individuals interacting with each other. In this study, we propose three metrics: equality, diversity, and reciprocity to evaluate the social hierarchical differences in cross-ideological communication on Twitter. We do this within the context of three diverse conflicts: Israel-Palestine, US Democrats-Republicans, and FC Barcelona-Real Madrid. In all cases, we collect data around a central pair of Twitter accounts representing the two main parties. Our results show in a quantitative manner that social hierarchy can be considered a factor that impacts individual's communication in Twitter conflicts. As one of the first literatures in this area, we demonstrate social hierarchy's effect in online environments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHT 2014 - Proceedings of the 25th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages311-312
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781450329545
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event25th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media, HT 2014 - Santiago, Chile
Duration: 1 Sep 20144 Sep 2014

Other

Other25th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media, HT 2014
CountryChile
CitySantiago
Period1/9/144/9/14

Keywords

  • conflict
  • social hierarchy
  • social network
  • twitter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software

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    Liu, Z., & Weber, I. (2014). Cross-hierarchical communication in Twitter conflicts. In HT 2014 - Proceedings of the 25th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media (pp. 311-312). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2631775.2631788