Paper published by Computer Science and Electrical Engineering of the University of Maryland about ‘Understanding Microblogging Usage and Communities’ 9th WEBKDD and 1st SNA-KDD Workshop â€™07.
[authors Akshay Java, Xiaodan Song, Tim Finin, and Belle Tseng]
In this paper, we present our observations of the microblogging phenomena by studying the topological and geographical properties of Twitterâ€™s social network. We find that people use microblogging to talk about their daily activities and to seek or share information. Finally, we analyze the user intentions associated at a community level and show how users with similar intentions connect with each other.
by way of ebiquity, August 11