A Systematic Literature Review of Twitter Research from a Socio-Political Revolution Perspective

  title={A Systematic Literature Review of Twitter Research from a Socio-Political Revolution Perspective},
  author={Ricardo Buettner and Katharina Buettner},
  journal={2016 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)},
From a socio-political revolution perspective we review Twitter-related literature included in top peer-reviewed journals and conferences, and build up a comprehensive picture. Based on this we identify empirical and design-oriented research needs. 
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