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Title:  “Investigating Information Diffusion Potential of Social Media Networks for Effective Community Engagement”

Synopsis:  Information diffusion potential of a social media user affects how quickly information about a mineral project can diffuse through that user. If management can use social media and network analysis, in community engagement program, to understand how fast and how far information will diffuse to communities and followers of particular social media, it can selectively focus on the most influential users. This paper proposes a method to examine the information diffusion potential of social media accounts. The work uses Gephi, an open source software, to extract and analyze data from different Twitter handles to predict their information diffusion potential. The work uses case studies of real Twitter users (e.g. mining news organizations and bloggers) associated with mining to illustrate the approach. The case study results show that there are significant disparities in information diffusion potential that will demand selective attention. This research will help mines develop effective social media engagement strategies.

Speaker: Mr. Atta Ur Rehman is Doctoral Student in Department of Mining and Nuclear Engineering, Missouri University of Science & Technology (MS&T), Rolla MO. He got B.Sc. & M.Sc. in Mining from the University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore, Pakistan. Mr. Atta is a ‘Graduate Research & Teaching Assistant' at MS&T. He has over five years of public and private service experience'.

September 12, 2018 at 6.00 p.m.

 

Wednesday, September 12

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