Tweeting the news

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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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Tweeting the news

  1. 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. 2. Tweeting the news Source: https://twitter.com/notch/status/198068782697164801June 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 2
  3. 3. Is Twitter a news medium?June 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 3
  4. 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. 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. 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. 7. Job offer: https://twitter.com/jobs/positions?jvi=oCLoWfwr,JobJune 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 7
  8. 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. 9. Source: twitter.com on May 21st, 2012.June 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 9
  10. 10. Where do users follow the news?June 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 10
  11. 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. 12. June 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 12
  13. 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. 14. Who‘s telling the news on Twitter?June 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 14
  15. 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. 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. 17. Twitter as News Agency Companies Institutions Brands Parties AssociationsJune 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 17
  18. 18. Companies‘ Investments Source: World Newsmedia Innovation 2011June 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 18
  19. 19. Celebreties Image: wikipediaJune 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 19
  20. 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. 21. What‘s in the news?June 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 21
  22. 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. 23. Trending Source: http://blog.hootsuite.com/top-twitter-trends-2011/ Images: wikipediaJune 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 23
  24. 24. Trending Source: http://blog.hootsuite.com/top-twitter-trends-2011/June 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 24
  25. 25. Key challenges of social journalism Relevance Credibility & & Filtering VerificationJune 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 25
  26. 26. True or false?June 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 26
  27. 27. June 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 27
  28. 28. Source: twitter.com on February 2nd, 2012June 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 28
  29. 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. 30. True or false?30 Source: twitter.com on May 31st, 2012June 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 30
  31. 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. 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. 33. Relevant or not?June 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 33
  34. 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. 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. 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. 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. 38. Other dimensions and challenges of social journalismJune 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 38
  39. 39. Dimensions & Challenges Data journalism Citing and archiving tweets Legal & ethical issuesJune 4, 2012 SocMedNews Workshop at ICWSM2012 39
  40. 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

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