Information Diffusion between Twitter and Online Media

Anna Jung, Milad Mirbabaie, Bjorn Ross, Stefan Stieglitz, Christoph Neuberger, Sanja Kapidzic

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Abstract / Description of output

Like many other industries, the media industry has been profoundly affected by social media. The public discuss the news on services such as Twitter, and some celebrity tweets are picked up by journalists and become news stories themselves. Information systems research into information diffusion has largely neglected these cross-platform diffusion patterns. To address this gap, the presented research in progress examines indicators of information spill-over between Twitter and ten German news websites, by detecting references in the form of URLs and mentions on both sides. Furthermore, the paper presents automatic and manual methods to identify two categories of spill-over, reference spill-over and content spill-over. Preliminary findings reveal differences between news outlets in how frequently they are referenced by Twitter users, and in how often they reference Twitter in their own stories
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 39th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2018)
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-9966831-7-3
Publication statusPublished - 16 Dec 2018
Event39th International Conference on Information Systems - Sam Francisco, United States
Duration: 13 Dec 201816 Dec 2018


Conference39th International Conference on Information Systems
Abbreviated titleICIS 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySam Francisco
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