Online network organization of Barcelona en Comú, an emergent movement-party

Today, the article Online network organization of Barcelona en Comú, an emergent movement‑party written with Helena Gallego, David Laniado, Yana Volkovich and Andreas Kaltenbrunner got published in the Computational Social Networks open-access journal. This work is an extension of my MSc thesis Computational Framework for the Assessment of New Forms of Political Organization in Social Media, … More Online network organization of Barcelona en Comú, an emergent movement-party

Mexican Tour (II)

For the second consecutive year, I went to Mexico invited by Paola Ricaurte to give a three day course at the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey. The syllabus of theoretical concepts on social network analysis followed the same schema of last year: Introduction to graph theory Structural metrics Community detection methods Centrality measures Diffusion models Conversation … More Mexican Tour (II)

Del Internet a las calles: #YoSoy132, una opción alternativa de hacer política

Today I received a printed copy of the book “Del Internet a las calles: #YoSoy132, una opción alternativa de hacer política“. This book was proposed to reflect on the usage of social media in the #YoSoy132 movement and the alternative options for citizen participation in the current context of a crisis of legitimacy regarding political parties. … More Del Internet a las calles: #YoSoy132, una opción alternativa de hacer política

International Conference on Web and Social Media 2016

This week I am in Cologne (Germany) attending the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM). This conference is one of the premier venues for computational social science through the interplay of network science, machine learning, computational linguistics, sociology, communication, and political science. My attendance in this edition (the 10th one) is motivated by … More International Conference on Web and Social Media 2016

D-CENT: Results of the data analysis

The latest deliverable of D-CENT project has been released: D2.3 Results of the data analysis. The document contains the results of the analysis of digital data related to Barcelona Comú, an emerging grassroots movement-party that won the 2015 Barcelona City Council election. In the first part of this report we detail some of the technopolitical processes involved in developing Barcelona … More D-CENT: Results of the data analysis

International Conference on Social Informatics 2014

Also this week, the article “Who are my Audiences? A Study of the Evolution of Target Audiences in Microblogs” by my colleagues Ruth García-Gavilanes, Andreas Kaltenbrunner, Diego Sáez-Trumper, Ricardo Baeza-Yates, David Laniado and me will be presented in the 6th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo 2014). In this paper, we study the evolution of Twitter users across groups between 2011 … More International Conference on Social Informatics 2014

City Labs Workshop

This week, the article “DaTactic, Data with Tactics: Description and evaluation of a new format of online campaigning for NGOs“, written by Saya Sauliere, Rebeca Díez Escudero, Alberto Abellán and me, will be presented at City Labs Workshop – SocInfo 2014. According to the organizing committee, the workshop is devised to bring together researchers and … More City Labs Workshop

15MP2P Conference

The 15M movement is part of a wave of protests that began in 2011 which generated a new global political cycle. This global wave is characterized by the occupation of the urban space and the strategic use of digital communication networks, which express a new self-organized collective behavior and, also, a new paradigm of political … More 15MP2P Conference