Head, Social Computing Group
Idiap Research Institute
When the crowd watches the crowd: understanding impressions in online conversational video
Online conversational video is creating new possiblities for communication and interaction in social media. I will present an overview of a framework developed in my research group to understand social impressions in online conversational video, and specifically applied to vlogging. I will examine the role that video crowdsourcing techniques can play in interpersonal perception research, describe how we use them to collect online impressions about vloggers, and summarize some of the associated challenges. I will then show how these crowdsourced resources can be used to study connections between nonverbal and verbal cues measured from vlog posts and a number of social constructs including personality traits and social attention (joint work with Joan-Isaac Biel).