***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org *****I posted this over on AoIR a few days ago, but as it's coming up here, apologies for xposting:
***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Being an Egyptian myself, I am aware of some Facebook groups that were created by the ex-system personnel to spread rumours and promote ideas/statements to distract/scare people off to stop the uprising. Most of the profiles behind these groups are fake, which you can tell by human judgement of their social network, family ties, etc... However, some real people fell for the trick and started the viral effect of spreading these rumours / statements.
I am currently in the process of collecting data from these groups that can be then used to identify fake profile or analyze the dynamics of the viral spread. Any help with other interesting research problem / ways for accessing more data is highly appreciated.
Hossam S. Sharara
University of Maryland - College Park
On Sun, Feb 20, 2011 at 6:29 PM, David Hachen <[log in to unmask]> wrote:***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org *****I know people are interested in obtaining data on networks during the Egyptian revolution. A student in my graduate social network seminar just forwarded this link to me which visualizes the evolution of protest network using twitter data. It looks like people at Indiana University are involved in this. Have not had time to check out sources, but information is in the comments._____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.David S. Hachen Jr.
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