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Title:User behavior in the Twittersphere: Content analysis of tweets on Charlie Hebdo attacks
Author(s):Ilhan, Aylin; Fietkiewicz, Katja J.
Subject(s):Social media
Terrorist attacks
Content analysis
User behavior
Abstract:The 7th January 2015 is coined by the attacks on Charlie Hebdo in Paris. A lot of people all over the world showed their solidarity and their emotions by publishing tweets with the hashtag #JeSuisCharlie and #CharlieHebdo. This study aims at answering, among others, the following questions: What do Twitter users share and whom do they mention while commenting on terrorist attacks? What are the most frequently used hashtags? Based on the literature review, the count of retweets can be influenced by different aspects. This research investigates factors influencing retweeting of tweets on Charlie Hebdo attacks. Furthermore, it sets a first step into the content analysis of tweets on Charlie Hebdo attacks and gives a preliminary impression about the user behavior on Twitter.
Issue Date:2017
Citation Info:Ilhan, A., & Fietkiewicz, K. J. (2017). User Behavior in the Twittersphere: Content Analysis of Tweets on Charlie Hebdo Attacks. In iConference 2017 Proceedings (pp. 190–202).
Series/Report:iConference 2017 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Rights Information:Copyright 2017 Aylin Ilhan and Katja J. Fietkiewicz
Date Available in IDEALS:2017-07-27

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