A sociotechnical view of information diffusion and social changes

From reprint to retweet

Onook Oh, Nargess Tahmasbi, H. Raghav Rao, Gerardus de Vreede

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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Abstract

This research in progress study explores the role of Twitter during the 2011 Egypt revolution. Drawing on a research method of historians who investigated the role of print technology during the Protestant Reformation in Western Europe during the early 16th century, we explicate the socio-technical implications of information diffusion through retweeting during radical social changes. Through retweet analysis, we identify inseparable dynamics of (1) existence of a few opinion leaders, (2) a large number of supporting individuals, and (3) the emergence of attendant collective sensemaking process as a critical antecedent of radical social changes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2012
Pages3686-3696
Number of pages11
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
EventInternational Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2012 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Dec 16 2012Dec 19 2012

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2012
Volume5

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2012
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period12/16/1212/19/12

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Information Diffusion
social change
opinion leader
Research Methods
twitter
reformation
Western Europe
Egypt
research method
historian
Information diffusion
Drawing
Sensemaking
Opinion leaders
Research methods
Twitter

Keywords

  • Collective sense-making
  • Information diffusion
  • Print technology
  • Social changes
  • Social media
  • The 2011 egypt revolution
  • Twitter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Library and Information Sciences

Cite this

Oh, O., Tahmasbi, N., Rao, H. R., & de Vreede, G. (2012). A sociotechnical view of information diffusion and social changes: From reprint to retweet. In International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2012 (pp. 3686-3696). (International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2012; Vol. 5).

A sociotechnical view of information diffusion and social changes : From reprint to retweet. / Oh, Onook; Tahmasbi, Nargess; Rao, H. Raghav; de Vreede, Gerardus.

International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2012. 2012. p. 3686-3696 (International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2012; Vol. 5).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Oh, O, Tahmasbi, N, Rao, HR & de Vreede, G 2012, A sociotechnical view of information diffusion and social changes: From reprint to retweet. in International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2012. International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2012, vol. 5, pp. 3686-3696, International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2012, Orlando, FL, United States, 12/16/12.
Oh O, Tahmasbi N, Rao HR, de Vreede G. A sociotechnical view of information diffusion and social changes: From reprint to retweet. In International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2012. 2012. p. 3686-3696. (International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2012).
Oh, Onook ; Tahmasbi, Nargess ; Rao, H. Raghav ; de Vreede, Gerardus. / A sociotechnical view of information diffusion and social changes : From reprint to retweet. International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2012. 2012. pp. 3686-3696 (International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2012).
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