Paper: An Examination of Regret in Bullying Tweets

ACL ID N13-1082
Title An Examination of Regret in Bullying Tweets
Venue Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2013

Social media users who post bullying related tweets may later experience regret, potentially causing them to delete their posts. In this pa- per, we construct a corpus of bullying tweets and periodically check the existence of each tweet in order to infer if and when it becomes deleted. We then conduct exploratory analy- sis in order to isolate factors associated with deleted posts. Finally, we propose the con- struction of a regrettable posts predictor to warn users if a tweet might cause regret.