Tweeting from the Town Square: Measuring Geographic Local Networks

  title={Tweeting from the Town Square: Measuring Geographic Local Networks},
  author={Sarita Yardi Schoenebeck and Danah Boyd},
This paper examines tweets about two geographically local events a shooting and a building collapse that took place in Wichita, Kansas and Atlanta, Georgia, respectively. Most Internet research has focused on examining ways the Internet can connect people across long distances, yet there are benefits to being connected to others who are nearby. People in close geographic proximity can provide real time information and eyewitness updates for one another about events of local interest. We first… CONTINUE READING
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