TwitterSuitcase – How to Make Twitter Useful for Event/Lecture Participants

Martin Ebner, Sead Harmandic

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

This publication introduces a tool for analysis and visualization of tweets for a particular event. Recently, many related studies have analysed and extracted information from social media such as Twitter. However, the majority of those approaches are aiming at providing specific content-based information. The objective of this research work is to provide an overview of data collection for a specific event by analysing and visualizing all collected tweets. Furthermore, this paper will focus on applying the outlined approach when using Twitter during conferences and determining what kind of information is used for some specific event.
Two Twitter events have been created for this purpose and the obtained results are presented, explained and discussed. The result of data processing represents a summary of a Twitter event and allows an overview of various information such as the most popular hashtags, users who tweet the most, the most published links, list of all used software platforms, etc. It also includes a timeline of tweets in terms of years, months, days and hours depending on duration of events. Finally, the future of Twitter and the visualization of its data is discussed
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLearning Environments: Emerging Theories, Applications and Future Directions
EditorsKristy Wallace
PublisherNova Publisher
Pages175-196
ISBN (Print)978-1-63484-893-0
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jun 2016

Fields of Expertise

  • Information, Communication & Computing

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