Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
Challenges of tracking topical discussion networks online
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×
Saving this for later? Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime – even offline.
Text the download link to your phone
Standard text messaging rates apply

Challenges of tracking topical discussion networks online

2,649
views

Published on

ICA 2010 presentation. …

ICA 2010 presentation.
25 June 2010, Singapore.

Published in: Technology, News & Politics

0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
2,649
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
3
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
6
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. Challenges of tracking topical discussion networks online ICA 2010 Singapore, 25 June 2010 Tim Highfield Queensland University of Technology Lars Kirchhoff Sociomantic Labs Thomas Nicolai Sociomantic Labs
  • 2. Topical discussion networks the collection of sites or users commenting on a particular event or issue, and the links formed between them
  • 3. Twitter - trending topics, keywords, retweets - hashtag – e.g. #ica2010, #spill - 'flag tag' for World Cup Marc Smith and NodeXL [connectedaction.net] Blogs - keywords, links - collectives, communities
  • 4. Network of Twitter users mentioning or linking to 'This is Perth' video, September 2009. Connections based on retweets.
  • 5. Project overview comparative study of Australian and French political blogging January-August 2009: post/article content and out-links collected from blogs and media sites French sites: 217 active (148 blogs) 22,989 blog posts collected
  • 6. Initial steps network formed between blogroll links from the 217 sites represented in sample (semi-permanent network) topical networks formed around specific themes or events, located within time periods and through keywords comparison of network and link types
  • 7. Blogroll network: French political blogs
  • 8. Tracking topical networks Pilot study: French political blog posts on the inauguration of Barack Obama [20 January 2009] Posts from 16-25 January 2009 isolated, out-links from these posts used for study Post titles and links containing keywords used to locate topical network
  • 9. All out-links, 16-25 January 2009
  • 10. Obama-specific topical network
  • 11. Challenges Link types: blogroll vs. in-text Lifespan of links: for how long can in-text citations be treated as 'current'? Arbitrary boundaries to topical periods Representation of findings, avoiding cumulative data Link semantics
  • 12. Further directions Additional case studies Dynamics, day-by-day linking Refinement of method Supporting content analysis Applications for non-blog networks
  • 13. Tim Highfield t.highfield@qut.edu.au timhighfield.net twitter: @timhighfield Lars Kirchhoff lars.kirchhoff@sociomantic.com sociomantic.com twitter: @sociomantic Thomas Nicolai thomas.nicolai@sociomantic.com

×