Comparing the virtual linkage intensity and real world proximity of social movements

David Zimbra, Hsinchun Chen

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Abstract

The relationships between phenomena observed in the real world and their representations in virtual contexts have generated interest among researchers. In particular, the manifestations of social movements in virtual environments have been examined, with many studies dedicated to the analysis of the virtual linkages between groups. In this research, a form of link analysis was performed to examine the relationship between virtual linkage intensity and real world physical proximity among the social movement groups identified in the Southern Poverty Law Center Spring 2009 Intelligence Report. Findings indicate the existence of significant relationships between virtual linkage intensity and physical proximity, distinctive to various ideological categorizations. The results provide valuable insights into the behaviors of social movements in virtual environments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationISI 2010 - 2010 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics
Subtitle of host publicationPublic Safety and Security
Pages144-146
Number of pages3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 26 2010
Event2010 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics: Public Safety and Security, ISI 2010 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: May 23 2010May 26 2010

Publication series

NameISI 2010 - 2010 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics: Public Safety and Security

Other

Other2010 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics: Public Safety and Security, ISI 2010
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period5/23/105/26/10

Keywords

  • Link analysis
  • Social movements

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Information Systems
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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