Analysis of Online Activism Factors Based on Online Petition and Social Media Data 

InfraVis User

Giangiacomo Bravo, Elizaveta Kopacheva

InfraVis Application Expert

Konstiantyn Kucher, Rafael M. Martins & Jaume Nualart

InfraVis Node Coordinator

Andreas Kerren

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In this pilot project, researchers in political science make use of an information visualization dashboard to understand how the contents of social media posts addressing published e-petitions relate to the theoretical model of mobilization strategies (including information spreading, persuasion, and social support). What are the roles and behavioral patterns of individuals and groups in information diffusion of the petitions and corresponding discussions?

Interactive visualization will assist InfraVis users with:

  • Construction of a “big picture” (supported by models and evidence in the data) regarding online activism
  • Identification of particular mobilization patterns (consistent posting on social media, persuasive posts at the beginning or end of the campaign, etc.)
  • Guidelines for online activism