Behaviour modelling

Analysing Meso and Macro conversation structures in an online suicide support forum

Platforms like Reddit and Twitter offer internet users an opportunity to talk about diverse issues, including those pertaining to physical and mental health. Some of these forums also function as a safe space for severely distressed mental health …

Characterising User Content on a Multi-lingual Social Network

Social media has been on the vanguard of political information diffusion in the 21st century. Most studies that look into disinformation, political influence and fake-news focus on mainstream social media platforms. This has inevitably made English …

Stop Tracking Me Bro! Differential Tracking Of User Demographics On Hyper-partisan Websites

Websites with hyper-partisan, left or right-leaning focus offer content that is typically biased towards the expectations of their target audience. Such content often polarizes users, who are repeatedly primed to specific (extreme) content, usually …

Like at First Sight: Understanding User Engagement with the World of Microvideos

Several content-driven platforms have adopted the ‘micro video’ for-mat, a new form of short video that is constrained in duration, typically at most5-10 seconds long. Micro videos are typically viewed through mobile apps, andare presented to viewers …