New Media Research Breakfast - Online Discussion Amplifiers
New Media Research Breakfast
Thursday November 1, 8:30 - 9:30 AM
Murphy Hall, Room 100
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The Unique Social Role of Online Discussion Amplifiers
By: Itai Himelboim, PhD candidate, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Learn about the unique social role of "Discussion Amplifiers" in online political discussions. These local leaders - "amplifiers" - attract an unusually high reply volume. They act as bridges between the vast and dispersed content on the Internet and their own social networks by importing information for discussion from other online sources. This work was conducted while on an internship at Microsoft Research?s Community and Technology Team.
A series of monthly breakfast meetings featuring new research and survey results conducted by UM graduate students, faculty and the Twin Cities new media community.