Chengjun WANG @ City University of Hong Kong
Key Words: Online Social Movement, Mass Media, Sentiment, Twitter
“Occupy Wall Street (OWS) is an ongoing series of demonstrations initiated by the Canadian activist group Adbusters which began September 17, 2011 in Zuccotti Park, located in New York City‘s Wall Street financial district. The protests are against social and economic inequality, high unemployment, greed, as well as corruption, and the undue influence of corporations—particularly from the financial services sector—on government. The protesters’ slogan We are the 99% refers to the growingdifference in wealth in the U.S. between the wealthiest 1% and the rest of the population.” (cited from wikipedia)
Online Social Movement
I study it as one online social movement, and aims to uncover the structural pattern of the interactions.
I have been working on this piece of data and finding interesting temporal patterns among twitting and retwitting behavior in terms of action and interaction.
3923 twitter users spoke to others in Sep 24. Apparently, there are cores and periphery.
The power Law Distribution above confirms such proposition.