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Exploring User Purpose Writing Single Tweets

Alhadi, Arifah Che and Gottron, Thomas and Staab, Steffen (2011) Exploring User Purpose Writing Single Tweets. pp. 1-4. In: Proceedings of the ACM WebSci'11, June 14-17 2011, Koblenz, Germany.

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Microblogging is a new way of communication among people which allows them to disseminate messages via web, mobile phone, email or instant messaging. In 2010, microbloggers generated 65 million messages a day on Twitter alone. Our hypothesis is that tweeting is an activity which its users per- form in order to stills some needs. In this paper, we describe an approach for analysing user purposes in writing single tweets and organize these purposes to taxonomy. We nd that people use microblogging for eight dierent purpose, e.g. promotion, social interaction and expressing emotions. We aim to classify the tweet into categories of purposes.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Web Science Comments:WebSci Conference 2011
Subjects:WS9 Sociology > WS93 Social Networks
Web Science Events > Web Science 2011
ID Code:460
Deposited By: Lisa Sugiura
Deposited On:07 Jun 2011 16:43
Last Modified:25 Oct 2011 17:12

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