Predicting the Online Virality of Entertainment and News Content
01/06/2014 - 30/12/2015
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Social networks are increasingly popular for distributing news content. It’s a medium where the users themselves decide which topics become ‘viral’. 

The main goal of the PROVIDENCE project is to optimize online news publication strategies by pro- actively making use of the predicted virality of news on social media platforms. Providence will tackle the technological and research challenges that will build up a virality-driven production flow into a commercial online news environment. 

These research challenges encompass the large-scale monitoring, analysis and prediction of news consumption and news sharing behavior by users and specific user segments.

Partners: VRT O&I; NewsMonkey; Massive Media; IBCN; MiX