Turkish Media Networks

  Co-follower similarity of 37 Turkish news media accounts on Twitter. Network is drawn by Gephi with Force Atlas 2 layout. Clusters are colored.

Turkish Newspapers’ Circulation vs Twitter Follower Counts

Colored bars indicate the ratio of circulation to Twitter follower counts.   red bars = circulation / follower_counts   blue bars = follower_counts / circulation     Initial Observations: Two newspapers lost most customers, Posta & Sozcu are tabloid populist newspapers… Liberal, Islamic, Conservative and Central right newspapers have higher circulation rate than followers on Twitter Newspapers with social liberal, […]

Detecting Political Leanings & Propagandists on Twitter

Detecting Political tweets based on hashtags: (single iteration proposed by Conover et al. can it be improved by multiple iterations?) start by labeling one popular/predictive hashtag from each camp manually. label new hashtags if they co-occur with the already labeled hashtags remove hashtags that co-occur below a threshold value, also manually remove the false positives. […]

Groups & Turkish Media

This study is built upon the data we collected for Turkish Media Clustering. This extension is two folds, we first look at the media preference of five major groups in Turkey; second, we visualize the group descriptiveness of the media. We selected two twitter accounts for each group and got the union of the follower IDs of […]

Turkish Media in 2D (MDS & PCA Plots)

Multidimensional scaling (MDS) allows us to visualize (dis)similarities in 2D by trying to preserve the distance between the objects as much as possible. The positioning of the newspapers in the image below is generated using this technique (employed manifold.MDS class in scikit-learn). The colors of the labels are the cluster colors obtained by modularity measure as stated […]

Turkish Media Analysis Exploiting Twitter

[UPDATE on 1/11/2014]: Meeting the first item in the future work list below: Groups & Media in Turkey. This study examines the relationship between the followers of Turkish media and their ideological and political positioning exploiting Twitter, a popular micro-blogging and social networking platform. Traditional media, i.e. newspapers, magazines and television channels have accounts/profiles/pages on social media […]