Visualization Techniques for Activist Network Analytics

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has title::Interactive Visualization of Activist Network Analytics
status: finished
Master: project within::Information Sciences
Student name: student name::Thomas Ploeger
Dates
Start start date:=2012/01/01
End end date:=2013/06/30
Supervision
Supervisor: Lora Aroyo
Second reader: has second reader::Antske Fokkens
Company: has company::VU
Thesis: has thesis::Media:ploeger_1706527_thesis.pdf
Poster: has poster::Media:ThomasPloeger ThesisDesignOutline V1.pdf

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Abstract

Activists may have a significant role in shaping the future: In 2011 activists occupied the West and revolutionized the Middle East. With the advent of cheap worldwide communication, activists have formed net- works which have an online presence. Information on these networks is scattered across the Web, may be biased, and lacks historical context. This research project aims to find out if visualizing activist networks and their activities would help overcome these problems and thereby facilitate better understanding of activist networks and their activities by both so- cial scientists and the general public. Thus, the overall goal is to explore the social sciences domain of activist networks and their activity with suitable visualization techniques.