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International Journal of Social Network Mining


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International Journal of Social Network Mining (2 papers in press)


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  • Profiling Online Social Networks Users: An Omniopticon Tool   Order a copy of this article
    by Miltiadis Kandias, Lilian Mitrou, Vasilios Stavrou, Dimitris Gritzalis 
    Abstract: Online Social Networks and Media indicate and incorporate the shift to interpersonal, horizontal and mutual communication and, thus information aggregation. Online content of interest (namely, YouTube videos and comments or Tweets), along with online relations (friendships, followings, mentions, comments, etc.), may be collected and utilized for a variety of purposes. In our previous research we have demonstrated that it is possible and potentially trivial (by utilizing a simple personal computer and a broadband internet connection) to extract personal sensitive information such as political beliefs and psychosocial characteristics (such as narcissism and predisposition towards law enforcement) about Online Social Networks (OSN) users in an automated manner. Web 2.0 technological features combined with voluntary exposure to an indefinite audience in OSNs give rise to traditional surveillance as Government is enabled to connect the dots, combine information about political beliefs and every-day activities and generate mass user profiles on the base of identifying patterns. Despite the lack of centralized control over the Internet, its platforms and applications allow multilevel and latent surveillance, thus posing new risks for individuals by forming new power relations and asymmetries. Our research highlights how Web 2.0 and OSNs (YouTube and Twitter) may become a topos of participatory panopticism, an omniopticon in which the many watch the many and can reconstruct sen
    Keywords: Social Media; Profiling; YouTube; Twitter; Panopticon; Omniopticon; Ethics; Surveillance.

  • Method of Visualizing Relations between Tweets to Facilitate Discussions via Twitter   Order a copy of this article
    by Yasuhiro Yamada, Hiroshi Suzuki, Akira Hattori, Haruo Hayami 
    Abstract: It is common for Twitter users to adopt clients that display posts (tweets) as textboxes lined up in an perpendicular fashion. In a discussion with multiple participants, tweets are commonly used as replies. However, it is difficult for users of these types of displays to follow the context and make further contributions to the conversations. In this study, we will also be proposing a system which visualizes relations of tweets by usage of digraphs, along with an evaluation of the proposed system on how it fares with existing solutions.
    Keywords: Twitter; Visualization; Real-time systems; User interfaces; Receivers; Servers; Browsers; Digraph; Microblogging.