#Greysanatomy versus #yankees

Demographics and hashtag use on Twitter

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Abstract

Demographics, in particular, gender, age, and race, are a key predictor of human behavior. Despite the significant effect that demographics plays, most scientific studies using online social media do not consider this factor, mainly due to the lack of such information. In this work, we use state-of-theart face analysis software to infer gender, age, and race from profile images of 350K Twitter users from New York. For the period from November 1, 2014 to October 31, 2015, we study which hashtags are used by different demographic groups. Though we find considerable overlap for the most popular hashtags, there are also many group-specific hashtags.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th International Conference on Web and Social Media, ICWSM 2016
PublisherAAAI Press
Pages523-526
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781577357582
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International Conference on Web and Social Media, ICWSM 2016 - Cologne, Germany
Duration: 17 May 201620 May 2016

Other

Other10th International Conference on Web and Social Media, ICWSM 2016
CountryGermany
CityCologne
Period17/5/1620/5/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

Cite this

An, J., & Weber, I. (2016). #Greysanatomy versus #yankees: Demographics and hashtag use on Twitter. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Web and Social Media, ICWSM 2016 (pp. 523-526). AAAI Press.

#Greysanatomy versus #yankees : Demographics and hashtag use on Twitter. / An, Jisun; Weber, Ingmar.

Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Web and Social Media, ICWSM 2016. AAAI Press, 2016. p. 523-526.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

An, J & Weber, I 2016, #Greysanatomy versus #yankees: Demographics and hashtag use on Twitter. in Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Web and Social Media, ICWSM 2016. AAAI Press, pp. 523-526, 10th International Conference on Web and Social Media, ICWSM 2016, Cologne, Germany, 17/5/16.
An J, Weber I. #Greysanatomy versus #yankees: Demographics and hashtag use on Twitter. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Web and Social Media, ICWSM 2016. AAAI Press. 2016. p. 523-526
An, Jisun ; Weber, Ingmar. / #Greysanatomy versus #yankees : Demographics and hashtag use on Twitter. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Web and Social Media, ICWSM 2016. AAAI Press, 2016. pp. 523-526
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