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Understanding how Twitter is used to spread scientific messages

Letierce, Julie and Passant, Alexandre and Breslin, John and Decker, Stefan (2010) Understanding how Twitter is used to spread scientific messages. In: Proceedings of the WebSci10: Extending the Frontiers of Society On-Line, April 26-27th, 2010, Raleigh, NC: US.

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Abstract

According to a survey we recently conducted, Twitter was ranked in the top three services used by Semantic Web researchers to spread information. In order to understand how Twitter is practically used for spreading scientific messages, we captured tweets containing the official hashtags of three conferences and studied (1) the type of content that researchers are more likely to tweet, (2) how they do it, and finally (3) if their tweets can reach other communities — in addition to their own. In addition, we also conducted some interviews to complete our understanding of researchers’ motivation to use Twitter during conferences.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Twitter, Scientific Communication, Semantic Web Community, Tagging, Science Dissemination
Subjects:Web Science Events > Web Science 2010
ID Code:314
Deposited By: W S T Administrator
Deposited On:15 Mar 2010 10:09
Last Modified:25 Oct 2011 16:57

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