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Visualizing Contextual and Dynamic Features of Micropost Streams

Hubmann-Haidvogel, Alexander and Brasoveanu, Adrian M. P. and Scharl, Arno and Sabou, Marta and Gindl, Stefan (2012) Visualizing Contextual and Dynamic Features of Micropost Streams. In: 2nd Workshop on Making Sense of Microposts (MSM-2012), 21st International World Wide Web Conference, 16 April 2012, Lyon, France.

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Official URL: http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-838


Visual techniques provide an intuitive way of making sense of the large amounts of microposts available from social media sources, particularly in the case of emerging topics of interest to a global audience, which often raise controversy among key stakeholders. Micropost streams are context-dependent and highly dynamic in nature. We describe a visual analytics platform to handle high-volume micropost streams from multiple social media channels. For each post we extract key contextual features such as location, topic and sentiment, and subsequently render the resulting multi-dimensional information space using a suite of coordinated views that support a variety of complex information seeking behaviors. We also describe three new visualization techniques that extend the original platform to account for the dynamic nature of micro¬post streams through dynamic topography information landscapes, news flow diagrams and longitudinal cross-media analyses.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Social Media Analytics, Microposts, Contextual Features, News Flow, Dynamic Visualization, Information Landscape
Subjects:G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
ID Code:36
Deposited By: Prof Dr Arno Scharl
Deposited On:02 Apr 2012 14:42
Last Modified:17 Jun 2012 01:30

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