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[liberationtech] meme tracking methods

Christina Xu christina.k.xu at gmail.com
Mon Mar 7 10:56:08 PST 2011


Some friends at MIT have written a paper investigating meme formation
on 4chan; I don't think it's published yet, but I could put you in
touch if that was the sort of thing you were interested in.

On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 1:51 PM, Deen Freelon <dfreelon at gmail.com> wrote:
> A recent memetracking study by Leskovec, Backstrom, and Kleinberg was
> profiled in the NYT awhile back. Here's a link to the actual paper:
> http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1557019.1557077
>
> You also may be interested in the Berkman Center's Media Cloud application
> (http://www.mediacloud.org/) which may do some of what you want. ~DEEN
>
> On 3/7/11 7:20 AM, Giuseppe A. Veltri wrote:
>>
>> Hi Alec,
>> I am aware of services such as Row Feeder or Trendrr and my guess is that
>> they work tracking hashtags. Do you know similar services that are either
>> free or ways of obtaining similar data ?
>>
>> My idea is follow a topic to do a  text mining semantic analysis of
>> domains related to it. However, I am just exploring the idea...
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> g
>> -----------------------------------------
>> Giuseppe A. Veltri
>> personal email ga.veltri at gmail.com <mailto:ga.veltri at gmail.com>
>> work email Giuseppe.Veltri at ec.europa.eu
>> <mailto:Giuseppe.Veltri at ec.europa.eu>
>> web http://www.giuseppeveltri.it/
>>
>>
>> On 7 March 2011 15:41, Alec Muffett <alec.muffett at gmail.com
>> <mailto:alec.muffett at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>
>>
>>    On 7 Mar 2011, at 13:55, Giuseppe A. Veltri wrote:
>>
>>    > Dear all,
>>    > Can you suggest me recent papers that have successfully
>>    implemented meme-tracking methodologies (using whatever source) ?
>>
>>    Hi Giuseppe,
>>
>>    The first thing that went through my mind was "google for hashtags".
>>
>>    Or are you looking at memes differently ?
>>
>>           -a
>>
>>
>>
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> Deen Freelon
> Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Communication
> University of Washington
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