New paper at Tweeting Over The Border: An Empirical Study of Transnational Migration in San Diego and Tijuana

Tweeting Over The Border: An Empirical Study of Transnational Migration in San Diego and Tijuana
Victor R. Martinez, Antonio Mancilla, Victor M. Gonzalez

(Submitted on 21 Jul 2015)

Sociological studies on transnational migration are often based on surveys or interviews, an expensive and time consuming approach. On the other hand, the pervasiveness of mobile phones and location aware social networks has introduced new ways to understand human mobility patterns at a national or global scale. In this work, we leverage geo located information obtained from Twitter as to understand transnational migration patterns between two border cities (San Diego, USA and Tijuana, Mexico).

We obtained 10.9 million geo located tweets from December 2013 to January 2015. Our method infers human mobility by inspecting tweet submissions and user’s home locations.

Our results depict a trans national community structure that exhibits the formation of a functional metropolitan area that physically transcends international borders. These results show the potential for re analysing sociology phenomena from a technology based empirical perspective.

Terry Winograd and Fernando Flores … UC Chile

Looking for videos or documents linking Professor Winograd with the (and in general design thinking), I found a very interesting and unique video where the two authors of a very foundational book for HCI shared a forum at the Universidad Católica de Chile. Lots of memories about the Understanding Computers and Cognition book, the origins of Google and new understandings about context, language…
Charla Terry Winograd en Ingeniería UC