SMaPP Global

November 3-4, 2017, NYU

nyu1 (1)5th Bi-Annual SMaPP Global Conference
The Politics Department, 19 W 4th Street, Room 217

Agenda (pdf with abstracts)

Friday, November 3

8:30 – 9:00     Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15     Welcome

9:15 – 10:00     Anjie Fang, Philip Habel, Craig MacDonald, and Iadh Ounis (University of Glasgow):  Votes on Twitter:  Understanding Citizens’ Candidate Preferences and the Topics of Conversation During the 2016 Presidential Election

10:00 – 10:45     Shawndra Hill (UPenn), Masha Krupenkin (Stanford), and David Rothschild (Microsoft Research):  Partisanship and Risky Financial Decisions

10:45 – 11:00     Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:45     Denis Stukal, Sergey Sanovich, Richard Bonneau, and Joshua A. Tucker (NYU):  For Whom the Bot Tolls:  Bots in Russian Political Twitter 2014-17

11:45 – 12:30     Sarah Shugars and Nick Beauchamp (Northeastern):  Conversational Dynamics in Online Arguments

12:30 –1:00     Jonathan Nagler, Greg Eady, Andy Guess, Kevin Munger, Joshua Tucker, and Jan Zilinsky (NYU):  Twitter Bubbles:  Myth or Reality – Mapping the Ideological Distribution of What/Who People Follow on Twitter

1:00 – 2:00     Lunch and Collaborative Session I

2:00 – 2:45     Kayla Jordan and Jamie Pennebaker (University of Texas, Austin):  The Language of Politics and Culture: It’s more interesting than we thought

2:45 – 3:30     Cristian Vaccari (Royal Holloway, University of London) and Augusto Valeriani (University of Bologna):  Digital Conversations and Political Participation: Comparing Established and Third Wave Democracies

3:30 – 3:45     Coffee Break

3:45 – 4:30     Tobias Rothmund (University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany):  Temporal and Interpersonal Dynamics of the Formation of Political Action Groups in Facebook – The case of the German “Refugee Crisis”

4:30 – 5:15     Andreu Casas, Pablo Barbera, Patrick Egan, Richard Bonneau, John Jost, Joshua Tucker (NYU):  Leaders or Followers? Measuring Political Responsiveness in the U.S. Congress Using Social Media Data

5:15 – 6:00     Happy Hour with NYU Politics Department

6:15     Dinner for SMaPP Global Members at Alta Restaurant (64 W 10th St, New York, NY 10011)


Saturday, November 4

9:00 – 9:30     Breakfast

9:30 – 10:15     Dean Eckles (MIT), with Christos Nicolaides (MIT):  Information-theoretic Measures of Habit in Behavioral Data

10:15 – 11:00     Maria Petrova (UPF, Barcelona), with Leonardo Bursztyn (University of Chicago), Georgy Egorov (Northwestern University), and Ruben Enikolopov (UPF, Barcelona and NES, Moscow):  Social Media and Xenophobia

11:00 – 11:15     Coffee Break

11:15– 12:00     Molly Roberts (UCSD) and Zachary Steinert-Threlkeld (UCLA):  Measuring Internet Outages Using Twitter

12:00– 12:45     Stefan Wojcik (Pew Research Center) and Solomon Messing (Pew Research Center):  Hyper-partisan Fake News or Business as Usual? How Bots Spread News Media on Twitter

12:45 – 1:30     Lunch

1:30 – 2:15     Douglas Guilbeault (UPenn), Nick Monaco (Oxford Internet Institute), and Sandra González-Bailón (UPenn):  Bot Influence during the 2017 Constitutional Assembly Election in Venezuela

2:15 – 3:30     Roundtable:  Online incivility and hate speech on social media: How should we define it? How to measure? What are the consequences for the quality of public deliberation? What techniques are effective at reducing it?:  Pablo Barberá (USC), Yannis Theocharis (University of Mannheim), Alex Siegel (NYU), Joshua Tucker (NYU), Kevin Munger (NYU), Cristian Vaccari (Royal Holloway, University of London)

3:30 – 4:30     Coffee, Publication Planning Session, and Collaborative Session II


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