I don’t know why I find the chart above from this paper so intriguing . . .


Credibility Ranking of Tweets during High Impact Events
Aditi Gupta & Ponnurangam Kumaraguru
PSOSM 2012, May 23, 2012

Category: Digital Media, Psychology, Web/Tech

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4 Responses to “Credibility Ranking of Tweets during High Impact Events”

  1. Tim says:

    We neither…..

    Someone please shoot me if I start Farcebooking, Instagramming, or Tweeting.

  2. streeteye says:

    I don’t think that works, when [CNN, CBS] etc. ie usually reputable sources, are putting out bad info and rampant rumors are running wild through the ‘inside’ sources. Could probably stop the “NYSE under water” from some goofball in its tracks though.

    A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes. – Mark Twain (attributed)

  3. streeteye says:

    in other words the feature set, message + source has to contain sufficient info to distinguish reliable report from rumor, which is not present in a lot of cases… and where it was, should have been clear to [CBS, CNN] etc … sad statement if a machine learning algo can do a better job distinguishing fact from rumor, than a trained journo who can reach out for confirmation.

    if the journo had the tools to trace a tweet back to the earliest sources, OTOH that would be info an algo would be better suited to tracking down.

  4. BirdButt says:

    I have absolutely no idea what any of that means, but am siezed with an irresistable desire to own an Inter-Annotator Rater. Sounds like the sort of thing that might be useful when SkyNet sends the next Terminator after me. I’d probably need a lot of that Cranbach Alpha to keep it powered, though – is that heavy or hard to carry around?