A comparison of common users across Instagram and Ask.fm to better understand cyberbullying

Homa Hosseinmardi, Shaosong Li, Zhili Yang, Qin Lv, Rahat Ibn Rafiq, Richard Han, Shivakant Mishra

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Abstract

This paper examines users who are common to two popular online social networks, Instagram and Ask.fm, That are often used for cyber bullying. An analysis of the negativity and positivity of word usage in posts by common users of these two social networks is performed. These results are normalized in comparison to a sample of typical users in both networks. We also examine the posting activity of common user profiles and consider its correlation with negativity. Within the Ask.fm social network, which allows anonymous posts, the relationship between anonymity and negativity is further explored.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 4th IEEE International Conference on Big Data and Cloud Computing, BDCloud 2014 with the 7th IEEE International Conference on Social Computing and Networking, SocialCom 2014 and the 4th International Conference on Sustainable Computing and Communications, SustainCom 2014
EditorsJinjun Chen, Laurence T. Yang
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages355-362
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781479967193
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event4th IEEE International Conference on Big Data and Cloud Computing, BDCloud 2014 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 3 Dec 20145 Dec 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings - 4th IEEE International Conference on Big Data and Cloud Computing, BDCloud 2014 with the 7th IEEE International Conference on Social Computing and Networking, SocialCom 2014 and the 4th International Conference on Sustainable Computing and Communications, SustainCom 2014

Conference

Conference4th IEEE International Conference on Big Data and Cloud Computing, BDCloud 2014
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period3/12/145/12/14

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