No country for old members: user lifecycle and linguistic change in online communities

@article{DanescuNiculescuMizil2013NoCF,
  title={No country for old members: user lifecycle and linguistic change in online communities},
  author={Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil and Robert West and Dan Jurafsky and Jure Leskovec and Christopher Potts},
  journal={Proceedings of the 22nd international conference on World Wide Web},
  year={2013}
}
Vibrant online communities are in constant flux. As members join and depart, the interactional norms evolve, stimulating further changes to the membership and its social dynamics. Linguistic change --- in the sense of innovation that becomes accepted as the norm --- is essential to this dynamic process: it both facilitates individual expression and fosters the emergence of a collective identity. We propose a framework for tracking linguistic change as it happens and for understanding how… 
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