we analyze open source projects to determine whether they exhibit a rich-club behavior, that is a phenomenon where contributors with a high number of collaborations are likely to cooperate with other well-connected individuals. The presence or absence of a rich-club has an impact on the sustainability and robustness of the project. We build and study a dataset with the 100 most popular projects in GitHub.
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Social networks are huge continuous sources of information that can be used to analyze people’s behavior and thoughts. Our goal is to extract such information and predict political inclinations of users. In particular, we investigate the importance of syntactic features of texts written by users when they post on social media. Our hypothesis is that … Continue reading Content-based Classification of Political Inclinations of Twitter Users
Online social media are changing the news industry and revolutionizing the traditional role of journalists and newspapers. In this scenario, investigating the behaviour of users in relationship to news sharing is relevant, as it provides means for understanding the impact of online news, their propagation within social communities, their impact on the formation of opinions, … Continue reading News Sharing Behaviour on Twitter. A Dataset and a Pipeline