Post-Shooting Sentiments 'As Intense As They Are Fleeting'
By Frederica Freyberg | Here & Now
August 9, 2019
In the wake of events like a mass shooting, many turn to Twitter which a new study calls "an important window into the nature of public mourning and policy debates in the wake of these tragedies." The study's lead researcher, Yini Zhang of UW-Madison, discusses the longevity of certain sentiments online, saying for example 'thoughts and prayers' are "as intense as they are fleeting."