Chatting through pictures? A classification of images tweeted in one week in the UK and USA. / Thelwall, Mike; Goriunova, Olga; Vis, Farida; Faulkner, Simon; Burns, Anne; Aulich, Jim; Mas-Bleda, Amalia; Stuart, Emma; D'Orazio, Francesco.

In: Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, Vol. 67, No. 11, 13.10.2016, p. 2575-2586.

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Chatting through pictures? A classification of images tweeted in one week in the UK and USA. / Thelwall, Mike; Goriunova, Olga; Vis, Farida; Faulkner, Simon; Burns, Anne; Aulich, Jim; Mas-Bleda, Amalia; Stuart, Emma; D'Orazio, Francesco.

In: Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, Vol. 67, No. 11, 13.10.2016, p. 2575-2586.

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Thelwall, M, Goriunova, O, Vis, F, Faulkner, S, Burns, A, Aulich, J, Mas-Bleda, A, Stuart, E & D'Orazio, F 2016, 'Chatting through pictures? A classification of images tweeted in one week in the UK and USA', Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, vol. 67, no. 11, pp. 2575-2586. https://doi.org/10.1002/asi.23620

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Thelwall, M., Goriunova, O., Vis, F., Faulkner, S., Burns, A., Aulich, J., Mas-Bleda, A., Stuart, E., & D'Orazio, F. (2016). Chatting through pictures? A classification of images tweeted in one week in the UK and USA. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 67(11), 2575-2586. https://doi.org/10.1002/asi.23620

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Thelwall M, Goriunova O, Vis F, Faulkner S, Burns A, Aulich J et al. Chatting through pictures? A classification of images tweeted in one week in the UK and USA. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology. 2016 Oct 13;67(11):2575-2586. https://doi.org/10.1002/asi.23620

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Thelwall, Mike ; Goriunova, Olga ; Vis, Farida ; Faulkner, Simon ; Burns, Anne ; Aulich, Jim ; Mas-Bleda, Amalia ; Stuart, Emma ; D'Orazio, Francesco. / Chatting through pictures? A classification of images tweeted in one week in the UK and USA. In: Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology. 2016 ; Vol. 67, No. 11. pp. 2575-2586.

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