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A computational study of how and why reddit.com was an effective platform in the campaign against SOPA

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A computational study of how and why reddit.com was an effective platform in the campaign against SOPA. / Mills, Richard; Fish, Adam.

Social Computing and Social Media: 7th International Conference, SCSM 2015, Held as Part of HCI International 2015, Los Angeles, CA, USA, August 2-7, 2015, Proceedings. ed. / Gabriele Meiselwitz. Cham : Springer, 2015. p. 229-241 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; No. 9182).

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Mills, R & Fish, A 2015, A computational study of how and why reddit.com was an effective platform in the campaign against SOPA. in G Meiselwitz (ed.), Social Computing and Social Media: 7th International Conference, SCSM 2015, Held as Part of HCI International 2015, Los Angeles, CA, USA, August 2-7, 2015, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, no. 9182, Springer, Cham, pp. 229-241. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-20367-6_23

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Mills, R., & Fish, A. (2015). A computational study of how and why reddit.com was an effective platform in the campaign against SOPA. In G. Meiselwitz (Ed.), Social Computing and Social Media: 7th International Conference, SCSM 2015, Held as Part of HCI International 2015, Los Angeles, CA, USA, August 2-7, 2015, Proceedings (pp. 229-241). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; No. 9182). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-20367-6_23

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Mills R, Fish A. A computational study of how and why reddit.com was an effective platform in the campaign against SOPA. In Meiselwitz G, editor, Social Computing and Social Media: 7th International Conference, SCSM 2015, Held as Part of HCI International 2015, Los Angeles, CA, USA, August 2-7, 2015, Proceedings. Cham: Springer. 2015. p. 229-241. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; 9182). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-20367-6_23

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Mills, Richard ; Fish, Adam. / A computational study of how and why reddit.com was an effective platform in the campaign against SOPA. Social Computing and Social Media: 7th International Conference, SCSM 2015, Held as Part of HCI International 2015, Los Angeles, CA, USA, August 2-7, 2015, Proceedings. editor / Gabriele Meiselwitz. Cham : Springer, 2015. pp. 229-241 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; 9182).

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