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 ’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 Twitter’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