BIG DATA +TWITTERWHAT WE LEARN FROM TWEETS,HASHTAG USE, @MENTIONS, RETWEETS,AND RESOURCE-SHARING ON TWITTERDR TIM HIGHFIEL...
WHY TWITTER?POPULARPUBLICSHORTIMMEDIATESPREADABLETRACEABLEPERFORMATIVEINTERACTIVEREACTIVEMOBILEMULTI-CONTEXT
HOWOPEN-SOURCE DATA CAPTURE(YOURTWAPPERKEEPER)IN-HOUSE PROCESSING SCRIPTS(GAWK)NETWORK VISUALISATION(GEPHI)
THE AUSTRALIANTWITTERSPHERESource:Bruns, Burgess, andHighfield (underreview), ‘A ‘Big Data’Approach to Mappingthe Australi...
#AUSPOL +#AUSVOTESSource:Bruns, Burgess, andHighfield (underreview), ‘A ‘Big Data’Approach to Mappingthe AustralianTwitter...
@sunriseon7@couriermail@612brisbane@QPSmedia@abcnewsQUEENSLAND FLOODS(2011)Source:Bruns, Burgess, Crawford, and Shaw(2012)...
ARAB SPRING:#EGYPT (2011)Source:Bruns, Highfield, andBurgess (forthcoming),‘The Arab Spring andSocial MediaAudiences: Engl...
AlbaniaMaltaSerbiaIrelandJedwardSpainHuman RightsFranceItalyGreeceTurkeySwedenUKEUROVISION 2012(GLOBAL)Source:Highfield, H...
TOUR DE FRANCE2012 (GLOBAL)Source:Highfield (forthcoming). ‘Following theyellow jersey: Tweeting the Tour deFrance’. Twitt...
WA ELECTION(2013)Connections through tweetsmentioning /from WA electioncandidates, politicians, politicalpartiesConnection...
OCCUPY OAKLAND(2012)Source:Croeser and Highfield (2012). ‘#ooactivism: Uses of Twitter within theOccupy Oakland movement’[...
BIG TWITTER DATALIMITS OF ACCESS, TERMS OF USELIMITED USE OF FEATURES,PRACTICES NOT UNIVERSALTOO MUCH DATA? NOT ENOUGH DAT...
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Short talk given at Perth Georabble 6 for Big Data Week.
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Big Data + Twitter

  1. 1. BIG DATA +TWITTERWHAT WE LEARN FROM TWEETS,HASHTAG USE, @MENTIONS, RETWEETS,AND RESOURCE-SHARING ON TWITTERDR TIM HIGHFIELD (CCI; QUT+CURTIN)
  2. 2. WHY TWITTER?POPULARPUBLICSHORTIMMEDIATESPREADABLETRACEABLEPERFORMATIVEINTERACTIVEREACTIVEMOBILEMULTI-CONTEXT
  3. 3. HOWOPEN-SOURCE DATA CAPTURE(YOURTWAPPERKEEPER)IN-HOUSE PROCESSING SCRIPTS(GAWK)NETWORK VISUALISATION(GEPHI)
  4. 4. THE AUSTRALIANTWITTERSPHERESource:Bruns, Burgess, andHighfield (underreview), ‘A ‘Big Data’Approach to Mappingthe AustralianTwittersphere’.
  5. 5. #AUSPOL +#AUSVOTESSource:Bruns, Burgess, andHighfield (underreview), ‘A ‘Big Data’Approach to Mappingthe AustralianTwittersphere’.Distribution of users whose tweetscontain #auspol or #ausvotes onthe overall Twittersphere map
  6. 6. @sunriseon7@couriermail@612brisbane@QPSmedia@abcnewsQUEENSLAND FLOODS(2011)Source:Bruns, Burgess, Crawford, and Shaw(2012), #qldfloods and @QPSMedia:Crisis Communication on Twitter inthe 2011 South East QueenslandFloods [report]:http://cci.edu.au/floodsreport.pdfConnections through #qldfloods tweets (colouredfor retweets/@mentions of major media andemergency accounts)Types of tweet per day
  7. 7. ARAB SPRING:#EGYPT (2011)Source:Bruns, Highfield, andBurgess (forthcoming),‘The Arab Spring andSocial MediaAudiences: Englishand Arabic TwitterUsers and TheirNetworks’. AmericanBehavioral Scientist.Connections through tweetscontaining #egypt, based onlanguage scriptLeft: 1-28 FebruaryRight: 15 June-15 September
  8. 8. AlbaniaMaltaSerbiaIrelandJedwardSpainHuman RightsFranceItalyGreeceTurkeySwedenUKEUROVISION 2012(GLOBAL)Source:Highfield, Harrington, and Bruns (2013).‘Twitter as a Technology for Audiencingand Fandom: The #Eurovisionphenomenon’. Information,Communication & Society, 16(3), 315-339.@mentions and retweets from#eurovision tweetsMay 2012
  9. 9. TOUR DE FRANCE2012 (GLOBAL)Source:Highfield (forthcoming). ‘Following theyellow jersey: Tweeting the Tour deFrance’. Twitter and Society (editedcollection)@mentions andretweets from #tdftweetsJuly 2012
  10. 10. WA ELECTION(2013)Connections through tweetsmentioning /from WA electioncandidates, politicians, politicalpartiesConnections onlybetweencandidate/politician/party accounts
  11. 11. OCCUPY OAKLAND(2012)Source:Croeser and Highfield (2012). ‘#ooactivism: Uses of Twitter within theOccupy Oakland movement’[conference paper]Connections through tweetscontaining #oo10-13 February 2012Connections through tweetscontaining #oo and #ows10-13 February 2012
  12. 12. BIG TWITTER DATALIMITS OF ACCESS, TERMS OF USELIMITED USE OF FEATURES,PRACTICES NOT UNIVERSALTOO MUCH DATA? NOT ENOUGH DATA?IMPORTANT INFORMATION INTOWIDER SOCIAL MEDIA USESSUPPORTED BY FURTHER ANALYSIS,ADDITIONAL METHODS

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