Presentation on theme: "HASHTAG HARASSMENT TWITTER COMMUNITIES OF AWARENESS ABOUT SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN #EGYPT."— Presentation transcript:
HASHTAG HARASSMENT TWITTER COMMUNITIES OF AWARENESS ABOUT SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN #EGYPT
#HARASSMENT Harassment in #Egypt is staggering … 83% women report getting harassed 2.4% actually report it to police Twitter breaking down the cultural taboo of talking about harassment
RESEARCH GOALS What hashtags are used in discourse related to sexual harassment occurring in Egypt? What do these hashtags reveal about the tweeter? What is the purpose of these hashtags? What patterns emerge among tweets that reveal a certain constructed discourse? Do hashtags build a community of discourse? What are the metamessages of those communities?
AMBIENT AFFILIATION: A LINGUISTIC PERSPECTIVE ON TWITTER MICHELE ZAPPAVIGNA / @SMLINGUIST
METHODOLOGY Type of tweet 1. Speech act 2. Retweet 3. Conversational 4. News 5. Admonishment (e.g. #endSH) Positive or Negative 1. Positive 2. Negative 3. Neutral Type of tweeter 1. Individual 2. News organization 3. NGO 4. Other institutions Location of tweeter 1. In Egypt 2. Outside of Egypt Language 1. English 2. Arabic 3. Diaglossia (Eng+Arab) 4. Other Sex of Tweeter 1. Female 2. Male 3. N/A (e.g. organization) Nationality of Tweeter 1. Egyptian 2. Other Arab country 3. International, non-Arab Country
TWEET MINING Tweetarchivist.com Google Reader #endSH / 513 tweets in archive
CONCLUSION (FEWER THAN 140 CHARACTERS) How many data points is 2 much? 2 many coded categories? Does #endSH automatically mean code 2 (admonishment). What abt multiple codes? RTs take up 2 much space … include or not include. Think of Tannen’s constructed dialogue.. TAKEAWAYS THUS FAR For English hashtags, apr. 75% of tweets are in english, the rest Arabic or diglossia Arabic Hashtags 99% arabic tweets Diglossia use most prevalent with arabic tweet, eng hashtag So far most are negative Reactions or live reporting of harassment may not be in a hashtag (!)