Is it really about me? Message content in social awareness streams

Mor Naaman*, Jeffrey Boase, Chih-Hui Lai

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Abstract

In this work we examine the characteristics of social activity and patterns of communication on Twitter, a prominent example of the emerging class of communication systems we call "social awareness streams." We use system data and message content from over 350 Twitter users, applying human coding and quantitative analysis to provide a deeper understanding of the activity of individuals on the Twitter network. In particular, we develop a content-based categorization of the type of messages posted by Twitter users, based on which we examine users' activity. Our analysis shows two common types of user behavior in terms of the content of the posted messages, and exposes differences between users in respect to these activities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW 2010
Pages189-192
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 20 Apr 2010
Event2010 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW 2010 - Savannah, GA, United States
Duration: 6 Feb 201010 Feb 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW

Conference

Conference2010 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW 2010
CountryUnited States
CitySavannah, GA
Period6/02/1010/02/10

Keywords

  • Communication systems
  • Social media
  • Twitter

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