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Keynote presentation at SocMedNews workshop, co-located with ICWSM 2012. …

Keynote presentation at SocMedNews workshop, co-located with ICWSM 2012.
June 4, 2012, Dublin (Ireland).
http://www.arcomem.eu/icwsm-2012-workshop/

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  • 1. Katrin Weller@kwelle Tweeting the Newsweller@hhu.deSocMedNews Workhop atICWSM 2012, Dublin Dimensions and Challenges of Social04. June 2012 Journalism on Twitter SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 1 Slides will be published at: http://www.slideshare.net/katrinweller
  • 2. Tweeting the news Source: https://twitter.com/notch/status/198068782697164801June 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 2
  • 3. Is Twitter a news medium?June 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 3
  • 4. Reciprocity Kwak, H., Lee, C., Park, H., & Moon, S. (2010). What is Twitter, a Social Network or a News Media? In Proceedings of the 19th International World Wide Web (WWW) Conference, April 26-30, 2010, Raleigh NC, USA.June 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 4
  • 5. We’re in the media business, but we’re not neccessarily a media company. Dick Costolo interview: http://allthingsd.com/20120206/twitter-ceo-dick-costolo-the-full-dive-into- media-interview-video/June 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 5
  • 6. Is Twitter a News Medium? Weekly curated email from Twitter http://blog.twitter.com/2012/05/best-of-twitter-in-your-inbox.htmlJune 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 6
  • 7. Job offer: https://twitter.com/jobs/positions?jvi=oCLoWfwr,JobJune 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 7
  • 8. Source: twitter.com on February 2nd, 2012 / see also: http://blog.de.twitter.com/2012/02/twitter-und-fuball.htmlJune 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 8
  • 9. Source: twitter.com on May 21st, 2012.June 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 9
  • 10. Where do users follow the news?June 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 10
  • 11. “As of February 2012, some 15% of online adults use Twitter, and 8% do so on a typical day.“ Source: PEW Internet: http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2012/Twitter-Use- 2012/Findings.aspxJune 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 11
  • 12. June 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 12
  • 13. Journalists Journalists: ‘online content has the bigger audience’. 47% of journalists use Twitter for „sourcing new story angles“. Source: ORIELLA Digital Journalism Study 2011June 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 13
  • 14. Who‘s telling the news on Twitter?June 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 14
  • 15. Top 100 Twitter users 29 CNN (@cnnbrk) 64 New York Times (@nytimes) 77 CNN (@cnn) 83 E! Online (@eonline) 98 MTV (@mtv) Source: http://twitaholic.com/, June 2nd 2012.June 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 15
  • 16. Journalists Source: twitter.com on June 3, 2012 See also: http://gutjahr.biz/2011/03/kairo-bilanz/June 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 16
  • 17. Twitter as News Agency Companies Institutions Brands Parties AssociationsJune 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 17
  • 18. Companies‘ Investments Source: World Newsmedia Innovation 2011June 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 18
  • 19. Celebreties Image: wikipediaJune 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 19
  • 20. The Audience is speaking Long tail Except: crises, unplanned (negative) events, protest, boycott Neuberger, C., Jo vom Hofe, H., & Nuernbergk, C. (2010). Twitter und Journalismus: Der Einfluss des „Social Web“ auf die Nachrichten. lfm: Düsseldorf.June 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 20
  • 21. What‘s in the news?June 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 21
  • 22. Soft News vs. Hard News Tweets per minute Anime: castle in the sky Champions‘ League final Beyonce‘s baby anouncement Japanese new year Super bowlJune 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 22
  • 23. Trending Source: http://blog.hootsuite.com/top-twitter-trends-2011/ Images: wikipediaJune 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 23
  • 24. Trending Source: http://blog.hootsuite.com/top-twitter-trends-2011/June 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 24
  • 25. Key challenges of social journalism Relevance Credibility & & Filtering VerificationJune 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 25
  • 26. True or false?June 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 26
  • 27. June 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 27
  • 28. Source: twitter.com on February 2nd, 2012June 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 28
  • 29. True or false? - corrections 29Source: http://blog.louisgray.com/2009/01/do-you-trust-your-twitter-news-sources.html June 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 29
  • 30. True or false?30 Source: twitter.com on May 31st, 2012June 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 30
  • 31. Credibility? verified user account? Tweet history of user? Retweets of particular tweet? Network factor  location and friends locations? Follower of critical account? Reactions of other users? Citation loops?June 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 31
  • 32. Credibility Source: Twitter.com on June 3, 2012. See also: Neuberger, C., Jo vom Hofe, H., & Nuernbergk, C. (2010). Twitter und Journalismus: Der Einfluss des „Social Web“ auf die Nachrichten. lfm: Düsseldorf.June 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 32
  • 33. Relevant or not?June 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 33
  • 34. Finding & FilteringBook cover: The Travels and Adventures of Serendipity: A Study in Sociological Semantics and the Sociology of Science, byRobert K. Merton and Elinor Barber SocMedNews Workshop atJune 4, 2012 34 ICWSM2012
  • 35. Finding & Filtering „Eyewitness detector“ Finding local people Finding diverse sources Diakopoulos, N., De Choudhury, M., & Naaman, M. (2012). Finding and Assessing Social Media Information Sources in the Context of Journalism. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI).June 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 35
  • 36. Finding & Filtering Ranking by Interestingness LiveTweet: http://livetweet.west.uni-koblenz.de Che Alhadi, Arifah; Gottron, Thomas; Kunegis, Jérôme; Naveed, Nasir (2012): LiveTweet: Monitoring and Predicting Interesting Microblog Posts. In: Proc. European Conf. on Information Retrieval Demonstrations. S. 569--570. Naveed, Nasir; Gottron, Thomas; Kunegis, Jérôme; Che Alhadi, Arifah (2011): Bad News Travel Fast: A Content-based Analysis of Interestingness on Twitter. In: Proc. Web Science Conf.June 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 36
  • 37. Aggregation Named entity recognition Event detection Smitashree Choudhury, John Breslin (2011):Extracting Semantic Entities and Events from Sports Tweets. Making Sense of Mircroposts Workshop 2011, ESWC 2011, CEUR Volume 718, pp. 22-32 Classification and metadataJune 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 37
  • 38. Other dimensions and challenges of social journalismJune 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 38
  • 39. Dimensions & Challenges Data journalism Citing and archiving tweets Legal & ethical issuesJune 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 39
  • 40. Katrin Weller weller@hhu.de @kwellehttp://www.slideshare.net/katrinwellerThanks to my colleagues from Dept. of Information Science at University of Düsseldorf (#iwhhu) and the Researchers Group on Science and the Internet (#nfgwin, see http://www.nfgwin.uni-duesseldorf.de/en/node) Greetings from Düsseldorf! June 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 40