AAAI Publications, Fifth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media

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“Dancing with the Stars,” NBA Games, Politics: An Exploration of Twitter Users’ Response to Events
Ana-Maria Popescu, Marco Pennacchiotti

Last modified: 2011-07-05

Abstract


Microblogging services such as Twitter offer great opportunities for analyzing the reactions of a wide audience with respect to current events. In this paper, we explore the correlation between types of user engagement and events centered around celebrities (e.g., personal or professional events involving Actors, Musicians, Politicians, Athletes).

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