Choice of information: A study of twitter news sharing during the 2009 israel-gaza conflict

Kyounghee Kwon, Onook Oh, Manish Agrawal, H. R. Rao

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Abstract

The study explores determinants of the prominence of public information sources in Twitter. Twitter users are conceptualized as the "gated" who play an active role in selecting and distributing news sources through their Twitter messages. Using Twitter data on the Israel-Gaza conflict, the study identifies three determinants that characterize information sources: whether they are produced by mainstream media, whether they are filtered through aggregator services, and the number of in-links to the source media generated by the online public.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Information Systems 2011, ICIS 2011
Pages953-964
Number of pages12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event32nd International Conference on Information System 2011, ICIS 2011 - Shanghai, China
Duration: Dec 4 2011Dec 7 2011

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Information Systems 2011, ICIS 2011
Volume2

Other

Other32nd International Conference on Information System 2011, ICIS 2011
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period12/4/1112/7/11

Keywords

  • Gatekeeping
  • Gaza
  • Metajournalism
  • Social media
  • Twitter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems

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Kwon, K., Oh, O., Agrawal, M., & Rao, H. R. (2011). Choice of information: A study of twitter news sharing during the 2009 israel-gaza conflict. In International Conference on Information Systems 2011, ICIS 2011 (pp. 953-964). (International Conference on Information Systems 2011, ICIS 2011; Vol. 2).