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Twitter is a major social media platform in which users send and read messages (“tweets”) of up to 140 characters. In recent years this communication medium has been used by

Twitter is a major social media platform in which users send and read messages (“tweets”) of up to 140 characters. In recent years this communication medium has been used by those affected by crises to organize demonstrations or find relief. Because traffic on this media platform is extremely heavy, with hundreds of millions of tweets sent every day, it is difficult to differentiate between times of turmoil and times of typical discussion. In this work we present a new approach to addressing this problem.

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    • 2014-07-30
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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1371/journal.pone.0102001
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      1045-3830
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      1939-1560

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    Kenett, D. Y., Morstatter, F., Stanley, H. E., & Liu, H. (2014). Discovering Social Events through Online Attention. PLoS ONE, 9(7). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0102001

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