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Tweets, Death, and Rock 'n' Roll

Xu, Xinyuan; Nurmikko-Fuller, Terhi; Nunes, Bernardo


This paper introduces a new line of investigation into Social Media Mourning (SMM), the act of individual and collective grieving on social media. Previous research has analysed this behaviour as a response to a death within a family unit or amongst a group of friends.We report on SMM in the context of the death of a celebrity. We present a comparative analysis of two social media platforms, Twitter and Sina Weibo (henceforth ’Weibo’). Uniquely, we have also sought to understand the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Conference paper
Source: WebSci '18 Proceedings of the 10th ACM Conference on Web Science
DOI: 10.1145/3201064.3201079


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