Digital-social interaction: Focusing on 2016-2017 Impeachment protest in South Korea

Authors: SEUNGHO YOO*,
Topics: Cyberinfrastructure, Social Geography, Spatial Analysis & Modeling
Keywords: Digital-social interaction, Social Media, Geospatial Data, Protest, Seoul
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/5/2019
Start / End Time: 5:00 PM / 6:40 PM
Room: Executive Room, Omni, West
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The development of ICTs has been transforming the traditional time-space concept of our society through creating new kind social relationships and activities. Increasing intervention of interaction between online and physical space into our daily life illustrates that social and digital are becoming an inseparable sphere. In particular, recent emergence of social media like Facebook and Twitter overcomes beyond the limits of the time and space to gather and exchange collective opinions and work as platforms for more people to come out, take actions on urban spaces and get political power. This digital-social interaction is not staying at previous technical online-offline connection but representing an integration of digital social processes and physical environment at a cross-section in time. This paper examines the study of 2016-2017 South Korean protests, that were serial protests over the country to lead an impeachment of the president, to understand a new spatial form of interactions with a set of multiple analysis of Twitter data that includes not only spatial pattern of the geo-tagged data but also the users’ networks.

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