HEROIC Research to be Presented at Political Networks Conference

HEROIC project members Spiro, Johnson, and Fitzhugh will attend the 5th Annual Political Networks Conference & Workshops to be held in Boulder, CO, June 13-16, 2012. Both Spiro and Johnson will present recent research from the HEROIC team.

Spiro will present “Shifting Attention: The Effect of External Stimuli on Social Ties Among Emergency Management Organizations” which considers a networks of following relationship among government organization. Distance based methods for network comparison are used to explore how the structure of the following network chances over time.

Johnson will present “Technology Lineage and Adoption: Diffusion of Microblog Technologies Among Government Organizations” which looks at factors that influence adoption of microblogging technologies among a set of government organizations.

Spiro and project member Sean Fitzhugh also received fellowship stipends supported by NSF grant SES-0851084 to attend the conference.

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