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Twitter in Academic Conferences: Usage, Networking and Participation over Time [article]

Xidao Wen, Yu-Ru Lin, Christoph Trattner, Denis Parra
2014 arXiv   pre-print
In this paper we analyze the scholars' Twitter use in 16 Computer Science conferences over a timespan of five years.  ...  We studied the interaction network between users to understand whether assumptions about the structure of the conversations hold over time and between different types of interactions, such as retweets,  ...  Have these network structures changed over time? RQ3: Do users participate on Twitter for the same conference over consecutive years?  ... 
arXiv:1403.7772v1 fatcat:i5vq2zbsz5ghhnosk4obg3ooae

Twitter in academic conferences

Xidao Wen, Yu-Ru Lin, Christoph Trattner, Denis Parra
2014 Proceedings of the 25th ACM conference on Hypertext and social media - HT '14  
In this paper we analyze the scholars' Twitter use in 16 Computer Science conferences over a timespan of five years.  ...  We studied the interaction network between users to understand whether assumptions about the structure of the conversations hold over time and between different types of interactions, such as retweets,  ...  Have these network structures changed over time? RQ3: Do users participate on Twitter for the same conference over consecutive years?  ... 
doi:10.1145/2631775.2631826 dblp:conf/ht/WenLTP14 fatcat:pxhdteputfgvhooirtawxjyqne

Twitter in academic events: A study of temporal usage, communication, sentimental and topical patterns in 16 Computer Science conferences

Denis Parra, Christoph Trattner, Diego Gómez, Matías Hurtado, Xidao Wen, Yu-Ru Lin
2016 Computer Communications  
In this paper we analyze scholars' Twitter usage in 16 Computer Science conferences over a timespan of five years.  ...  Finally, we investigated some features that can help predict future user participation in the online Twitter conference activity.  ...  to 2013. • The mining, introduction and provision of a novel large-scale dataset to study Twitter usage patterns in academic conferences over time.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.comcom.2015.07.001 fatcat:7klx3a7o3rdlhmswmbuoozthum

Twitter as a Social Network in Academic Environments for Exchanging Information Taibah University: A Case Study

Zohair Malki
2015 International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science  
Twitter is extensively used in the Arab World in the last few years. It showed positive impact on both students and teachers in academic institutions.  ...  the importance of twitter in Taibah University from both students and faculty members.  ...  INTRODUCTION In the Arab world and especially in Saudi Arabia, there is a high usage if Twitter by teachers.  ... 
doi:10.5815/ijitcs.2015.10.03 fatcat:otpfuwomxvgqbhnb7clhr7rooq

"Twitter Archeology" of learning analytics and knowledge conferences

Bodong Chen, Xin Chen, Wanli Xing
2015 Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Learning Analytics And Knowledge - LAK '15  
regardless of peripheral and in-persistent participation; increasingly dense, connected and balanced social networks; and more and more diverse research topics.  ...  The goal of the present study was to uncover new insights about the learning analytics community by analyzing Twitter archives from the past four Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK) conferences.  ...  Twitter Analytics in the Academic Conference Context Twitter usage at academic conferences has also attracted some research attention. Previous studies have mainly focused on three aspects.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2723576.2723584 dblp:conf/lak/ChenCX15 fatcat:25bb3ojlhrbqjo6hqnzlbb5iha

Language, Twitter and Academic Conferences [article]

Ruth García, Diego Gómez, Denis Parra, Christoph Trattner, Andreas Kaltenbrunner, Eduardo Graells-Garrido
2015 arXiv   pre-print
Using Twitter during academic conferences is a way of engaging and connecting an audience inherently multicultural by the nature of scientific collaboration.  ...  In this paper we analyzed how integrated language communities are by analyzing the scholars' tweets used in 26 Computer Science conferences over a time span of five years.  ...  INTRODUCTION In the past few years, Twitter has been used as a conference backchannel platform in academic events targeting the expansion of the community communication and participation [1, 10] .  ... 
arXiv:1504.03374v1 fatcat:dly6dr37enalxlaxyp5jlreali

Language, Twitter and Academic Conferences

Ruth Olimpia G. Gavilanes, Diego Gomez, Denis Parra Santander, Christoph Trattner, Andreas Kaltenbrunner, Eduardo Graells
2015 Proceedings of the 26th ACM Conference on Hypertext & Social Media - HT '15  
Using Twitter during academic conferences is a way of engaging and connecting an audience inherently multicultural by the nature of scientific collaboration.  ...  In this paper we analyzed how integrated language communities are by analyzing the scholars' tweets used in 26 Computer Science conferences over a time span of five years.  ...  INTRODUCTION In the past few years, Twitter has been used as a conference backchannel platform in academic events targeting the expansion of the community communication and participation [1, 10] .  ... 
doi:10.1145/2700171.2791059 dblp:conf/ht/GavilanesGPTKG15 fatcat:jyfwfxvuxzesnbqsobv3pfh53m

Twitter use in physics conferences

Stephen Webb
2016 Scientometrics  
An analysis of Twitter use in 116 conferences suggests that the service is used more extensively at PACS10 conferences (those devoted to the physics of elementary particles and fields) and PACS90 conferences  ...  (those devoted to geophysics, astronomy, and astrophysics) than at conferences in other fields of physics.  ...  reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11192-016-2031-1 pmid:27570319 pmcid:PMC4982895 fatcat:ttb7uvkzmzcplmzyhva5o24tqy

EventGraphs: Charting Collections of Conference Connections

Derek Hansen, Marc A Smith, B Shneiderman
2011 2011 44th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences  
EventGraphs are social media network diagrams constructed from content selected by its association with time-bounded events, such as conferences.  ...  This paper defines EventGraphs, characterizes different types, and shows how the social media network analysis add-in NodeXL supports their creation and analysis.  ...  Doing so for a series of annual conferences could allow researchers to track the progress of an academic field over time from a structural perspective.  ... 
doi:10.1109/hicss.2011.196 dblp:conf/hicss/HansenSS11 fatcat:jx2mwi4rj5bh5cyb77s4bcnipm

Using games to disrupt the conference Twittersphere

Rosie Jones, Emily Shields
2018 Research in Learning Technology  
We look at what the organisers learnt from the game and how such games, including Twitter elements, could support wider networks beyond the conference itself.  ...  Academic conferences often use social media to provide conference 'backchannels'. This article describes a conference game using toys as alter egos, driven through Twitter.  ...  A Twitter hashtag or account has now become almost a standard conference offering allowing for some to engage in more interesting and experimental usage.  ... 
doi:10.25304/rlt.v26.2036 fatcat:pi3djf3uy5dybkhdpnobiontcq

Enabled backchannel: conference Twitter use by digital humanists

C. Ross, M. Terras, C. Warwick, A. Welsh
2011 Journal of Documentation  
This paper investigates the use of Twitter by an academic community in various conference settings, and poses the following questions: does the use of a Twitter enabled backchannel enhance the conference  ...  The use of Twitter as a conference platform enables the community to expand communication and participation in events amongst its members. The analysis revealed the close Ross, C.  ...  , 9% of users contribute from time to time and 1% participate a lot and account for the majority of contributions.  ... 
doi:10.1108/00220411111109449 fatcat:74qrfzfh6zc6pjkneidgt7z2eu

Working the Backchannel: Analysis of a Literacy Organization's Conference Hashtag

Peggy Semingson, Henry Anderson, Elizabeth Powers, Pete Smith
2017 International Journal on Innovations in Online Education  
Inquiry and Word Count (LIWC) software was used to document the tone, clout, authenticity, and analytical thinking of participants in the conference Twitter data set.  ...  A social network analysis (SNA) was utilized to better understand the digital connectivity of key professional players and influencers at this literacy conference, and in a parallel thread, Linguistic  ...  Srećko Joksimović (University of Edinburgh) for consultation in social network analysis tools, methodologies, and literature.  ... 
doi:10.1615/intjinnovonlineedu.2017019979 fatcat:o3kq4fn6rnc7vb3rueqeolmrpq

CHLA 2015 Conference Posters / ABSC Congrés 2015 Affiches

CHLA Conference Riding the wave of change
2015 Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association  
The time taken to deduplicate in each option and the number of false positives (duplicate citations that Please note that all presentation slides have been uploaded to the ABSC/CHLA conference website  ...  of MEDLINE records in Ebsco CINAHL, and deduplication of MEDLINE, Embase, and CINAHL records in RefWorks, EndNote, and Mendeley.  ...  colleagues; tracking conferences; networking and building relationships; promotion of services or self; seeing Twitter as a knowledge-base for medical librarians; and that Twitter has value, but is not  ... 
doi:10.5596/c15-017 fatcat:g66odpz5cnhl5e5nj6f4iavj4e

Monitoring Academic Conferences: Real-Time Visualization and Retrospective Analysis of Backchannel Conversations

Awalin Sopan, P.J. Rey, Brian Butler, Ben Shneiderman
2012 2012 International Conference on Social Informatics  
Second, we report on our retrospective analysis of the tweets about the TtW12 conference and the conference-related follower-networks of its participants.  ...  Its real time visualizations helped identify the popular sessions, the active and important participants and trending topics during the conference.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT We cordially thank Catherine Plaisant, Anne Rose, Jaewook Ahn, Rajan Zachariah, Robert Gove, Krist Wong-suphasawat and Sarah Webster for their valuable contribution for this study.  ... 
doi:10.1109/socialinformatics.2012.20 dblp:conf/socialinformatics/SopanRBS12 fatcat:uq33nb6uuja5vb63ruzhr66oiq

The Democratization of Scientific Conferences: Twitter in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond

Rahul Banerjee, Amar H Kelkar, Aaron C Logan, Navneet S Majhail, Naveen Pemmaraju
2021 Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports  
In this review, we discuss ways in which usage of the social networking platform Twitter has expanded in the past year during virtual conferences as a method to facilitate-and, in some ways, democratize-information  ...  flow and professional networking.  ...  In this review, we summarize these and other recent changes to Twitter usage at scientific conferences, in terms of both scientific discourse and networking.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11899-021-00620-w pmid:33788125 fatcat:ak2pliip6zbr5kcow22qej4234
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