Audience gatekeeping in the Twitter service: An investigation of tweets about the 2009 Gaza conflict

K Hazel Kwon, Onook Oh, Manish Agrawal, H Raghav Rao
AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction,Vol. 4, Issue 4, Pages: 212-229.

Twitter is a social news service in which information is selected and distributed by individual members of the tweet audience. While communication literature has studied traditional news media and the propagation of information, to our knowledge there have been no studies of the new social media and their impacts on the propagation of news during extreme event situations. This exploration attempts to build an understanding of how preexisting hyperlink structures on the Web and different types of information channels …
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