Social Role Evolution of an Ideological Online Community

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Social Role Evolution of an Ideological Online Community by Brittany I. Davidson, Simon Jones, Professor Adam Joinson and Dr Joanne Hinds.

What stimulates one user’s progression to a position of leadership, while others fail to develop authority and influence within a community?

To address this question, they identify various social roles in one online community using machine learning techniques,  mapping these roles against Preece and Schneiderman’s’ s ‘Reader-to-Leader framework.

You can download the poster as a PDF here.

This poster was first presented at the BASS conference and was joint runner-up for best poster.