Sandra Garcia Esparza

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The so-called real-time web (RTW) is a web of opinions, comments, and personal viewpoints, often expressed in the form of short, 140-character text messages providing abbreviated and personalized commentary in real-time. Twitter is undoubtedly the king of the RTW. It boasts 100+ million users and generates in the region of 50m tweets per day. This RTW data(More)
Real-time information streams such as Twitter have become a common way for users to discover new information. For most users this means curating a set of other users to follow. However, at the moment the <i>following</i> granularity of Twitter is restricted to the level of individual users. Our research has highlighted that many following relationships are(More)
Declaration I, the undersigned, declare that this work has not previously been submitted as an exercise for a degree at this, or any other University, and that unless otherwise stated, is my own work. I, the undersigned, agree that Trinity College Library may lend or copy this thesis upon request. Acknowledgments I would like to thank my family, specially(More)
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