First Monday is one of the first openly accessible, peer–reviewed journals on the Internet, solely devoted to the Internet. Since its start in May 1996, First Monday has published 1,354 papers in 214 issues; these papers were written by 1,839 different authors. First Monday is indexed in Communication Abstracts, Computer & Communications Security Abstracts, DoIS, eGranary Digital Library, INSPEC, Information Science & Technology Abstracts, LISA, PAIS, and other services.
|This month: March 2014|
Taking tweets to the streets: A spatial analysis of the Vinegar Protests in Brazil
This paper investigates the relationship between the geographic location of protestors during the 2013 Vinegar protests in Brazil and the geographic location of users that tweeted the protests. This research examined the overlap between different sources of geographic information from Twitter provided by multiple samples drawn from a population of three million tweets related to the events, comparing data to the location of protestors involved in street demonstrations. There is evidence that users tweeting the protests were geographically distant from street protests and that users from geographically isolated areas relied on Twitter hashtags to remotely engage in demonstrations.
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Homelessness, wirelessness, and (in)visibility: Critical reflections on the Homeless Hotspots Project and the ensuing online discourse
This paper provides a critical reflection on the Homeless Hotspots Project which was unveiled during the 2012 South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas. The corpus comprised 28 news articles and 1,896 tweets about Homeless Hotspots posted from the launch of the project on 6 March through the height of the debate which diminished by 31 March 2012. This paper considers four perspectives in examining utopian and dystopian views that were brought together and brought to public attention by the Homeless Hotspots Project.
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