March 29, 2015

Exploring Twitter to Analyze the Public's Reaction Patterns to Recently Reported Homicides in London.

People are more likely to post a Twitter message about a homicide if the homicide occurred close to home. How widely and fast the homicide was reported in the news also influenced number of Tweets. The presence of a knife, a young victim, or a gang related homicide are predictors of Tweet posting frequency.  (PLoS One. 2015 Mar 26;10(3):e0121848.)
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