Understanding musical diversity via online social media

Minsu Park, Ingmar Weber, Mor Naaman, Sarah Vieweg

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Abstract

Musicologists and sociologists have long been interested in patterns of music consumption and their relation to socioeconomic status. In particular, the Omnivore Thesis examines the relationship between these variables and the diversity of music a person consumes. Using data from social media users of Last.fm and Twitter, we design and evaluate a measure that reasonably captures diversity of musical tastes. We use that measure to explore associations between musical diversity and variables that capture socioeconomic status, demographics, and personal traits such as openness and degree of interest in music (into-ness). Our musical diversity measure can provide a useful means for studies of musical preferences and consumption. Also, our study of the Omnivore Thesis provides insights that extend previous survey and interview-based studies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th International Conference on Web and Social Media, ICWSM 2015
PublisherAAAI Press
Pages308-317
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781577357339
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event9th International Conference on Web and Social Media, ICWSM 2015 - Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: 26 May 201529 May 2015

Other

Other9th International Conference on Web and Social Media, ICWSM 2015
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityOxford
Period26/5/1529/5/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

Cite this

Park, M., Weber, I., Naaman, M., & Vieweg, S. (2015). Understanding musical diversity via online social media. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Web and Social Media, ICWSM 2015 (pp. 308-317). AAAI Press.

Understanding musical diversity via online social media. / Park, Minsu; Weber, Ingmar; Naaman, Mor; Vieweg, Sarah.

Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Web and Social Media, ICWSM 2015. AAAI Press, 2015. p. 308-317.

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

Park, M, Weber, I, Naaman, M & Vieweg, S 2015, Understanding musical diversity via online social media. in Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Web and Social Media, ICWSM 2015. AAAI Press, pp. 308-317, 9th International Conference on Web and Social Media, ICWSM 2015, Oxford, United Kingdom, 26/5/15.
Park M, Weber I, Naaman M, Vieweg S. Understanding musical diversity via online social media. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Web and Social Media, ICWSM 2015. AAAI Press. 2015. p. 308-317
Park, Minsu ; Weber, Ingmar ; Naaman, Mor ; Vieweg, Sarah. / Understanding musical diversity via online social media. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Web and Social Media, ICWSM 2015. AAAI Press, 2015. pp. 308-317
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