Urban scaling of football followership on Twitter

Eszter Bokányi, Attila Sóti, Gábor Vattay

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Abstract

Social sciences have an important challenge today to take advantage of new research opportunities provided by large amounts of data generated by online social networks. Because of its marketing value, sports clubs are also motivated in creating and maintaining a stable audience in social media. In this paper, we analyze followers of prominent footballs clubs on Twitter by obtaining their home locations. We then measure how city size is connected to the number of followers using the theory of urban scaling. The results show that the scaling exponents of club followers depend on the income of a country. These findings could be used to understand the structure and potential growth areas of global football audiences.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication9th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Infocommunications, CogInfoCom 2018 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages423-426
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781538670941
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 11 2019
Event9th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Infocommunications, CogInfoCom 2018 - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: Aug 22 2018Aug 24 2018

Publication series

Name9th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Infocommunications, CogInfoCom 2018 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference9th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Infocommunications, CogInfoCom 2018
CountryHungary
CityBudapest
Period8/22/188/24/18

Keywords

  • Twitter
  • football
  • social media
  • urban scaling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Communication

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    Bokányi, E., Sóti, A., & Vattay, G. (2019). Urban scaling of football followership on Twitter. In 9th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Infocommunications, CogInfoCom 2018 - Proceedings (pp. 423-426). [8639938] (9th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Infocommunications, CogInfoCom 2018 - Proceedings). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/CogInfoCom.2018.8639938