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Cultural Dimensions in Twitter: Time, Individualism and Power

Cultural Dimensions in Twitter: Time, Individualism and Power

This video was recorded at 7th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM), Boston 2013. Previous studies have established the link between one's actions (e.g., engaging with others vs. minding one's own business) and one's national culture (e.g., collectivist vs. individualistic), and such actions have been shown to be important as they are collectively affiliated with a country's economic outcomes (e.g., Gross Domestic Product). Hitherto there has not been any systematic study of whether one's action on Twitter (e.g., deciding when to post messages) is linked to one's culture (e.g., country's Pace of Life). To fix that, we build different network snapshots starting from 55,000 seed users on Twitter, and we do so for 10 weeks across 30 countries (after filtering those... Show More


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