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NETCLUSTERING: a theoretical model for emerging networks

Grant number: 10/06243-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2010
Effective date (End): October 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Communications - Theory of Communication
Principal researcher:Ciro Juvenal Rodrigues Marcondes Filho
Grantee:Marco Toledo de Assis Bastos
Home Institution: Escola de Comunicações e Artes (ECA). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:08/57269-3 - The dilemma of not communicability, AP.TEM
Associated scholarship(s):11/22495-6 - Newscluster: newsmaking in the Twittersphere, BE.EP.PD


This research project intends to develop a theoretical model for emerging networks in digital environments, such as the blogosphere or the twitterverse, which are referred as a historical outcome of the public opinion. The model is based upon the clustering of messages and users within the digital media matrix - a network scaling that will be addressed by the main purpose of this research: the concept of netclustering. The research will use the microblogging service Twitter as a emerging network to test the model. This hypothesis of research requires a massive gathering of data (which is already on course) and extended computational analysis performed by the software MATLAB. The results will provide a simulated model that should converge to the theoretical model hereby designed.

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
BASTOS, MARCO T.; MERCEA, DAN; CHARPENTIER, ARTHUR. Tents, Tweets, and Events: The Interplay Between Ongoing Protests and Social Media. JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATION, v. 65, n. 2, p. 320-350, . (10/06243-4, 11/22495-6)
BASTOS, MARCO TOLEDO. Shares, Pins, and Tweets News readership from daily papers to social media. JOURNALISM STUDIES, v. 16, n. 3, p. 305-325, . (10/06243-4, 11/22495-6)

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