Public perception of a country: Exploring tweets about Qatar

Shahan Ali Memon, Rohith Krishnan Pillai, Susan Dun, Yelena Mejova, Ingmar Weber

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Abstract

Is it possible to "hack" an image of an international entity by driving international and domestic media? Here, wepresentanimage/brand monitoring tool for a country, Qatar, which presents an overview of the contexts and references to media in which it is mentioned on social media. Tracking dozens of languages, this tool allows a global understanding of the perceptions and concerns Twitter users associate with Qatar, and which mainstream media may be driving these sentiments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWebSci 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Web Science Conference
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages401-402
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781450348966
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 25 2017
Event9th ACM Web Science Conference, WebSci 2017 - Troy, United States
Duration: Jun 25 2017Jun 28 2017

Publication series

NameWebSci 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Web Science Conference

Other

Other9th ACM Web Science Conference, WebSci 2017
CountryUnited States
CityTroy
Period6/25/176/28/17

Keywords

  • Nation branding
  • Public opinion
  • Twitter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Memon, S. A., Pillai, R. K., Dun, S., Mejova, Y., & Weber, I. (2017). Public perception of a country: Exploring tweets about Qatar. In WebSci 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Web Science Conference (pp. 401-402). (WebSci 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Web Science Conference). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/3091478.3098872