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AcademiaMap App: Social Digital Infrastructure for Wired Academics


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AcademiaMap App: Social Digital Infrastructure for Wired Academics

  1. 1. TEMPLATE DESIGN © 2008www.PosterPresentations.comBackgroundOnline social networks are continuing to grow, and arebecoming an important medium for communication andinformation sharing.Previous work has shown that Twitter in particular isincreasingly being used by academics to share researchand scientific content, discuss trends in their field, andto disseminate scholarly publications. [1-3]However, diving directly into Twitter can beoverwhelming due to the deluge of information availableonline.This project can help academic users to filter the noisefrom their Twitter stream and to find popular andpotentially useful information from their academicpeers.Collection and Analysis of TweetsAcademiaMap User InterfaceNathan Lapierre Anatoliy Gruzd Sreejata Chatterjee Shali Liu Emily emily.a.legrand@dal.caFig. 1: helps scholars to filter the “noise” from their Twitter streams using various“influence” metrics and gives scholars an easy way to identify trending topics and interestingvoices to follow from Twitter.• Tweets are displayed on thesite’s main dashboard alongwith the Twitter user’s Klout(influence) score.AcademiaMap collects public tweets using Twitter API.Once collected, tweets are automatically analyzed to detecttrending topics (hashtags). (Fig. 2)Trending topics are then displayed on the AcademiMapdashboard and are also automatically retweeted viaAcademiaMap’s Twitter account: @Research4SML (Fig. 3).Funding provided byReferencesGRAND Projects:• DINS - Digital Infrastructures: Accessand Use in the Network Society• NAVEL - Network Assessment andValidation for Effective Leadership[1] Gruzd, A., Staves, K., Wilk, A. (2012). Connected Scholars: Examining theRole of Social Media in Research Practices of Faculty using the UTAUT model.Computers in Human Behavior 28 (6), 2340-2350, DOI: j.chb.2012.07.004[2] Gruzd, A., Goertzen, M. (2013). Wired Academia: Why Social ScienceScholars Are Using Social Media. The 46th Hawaii International Conference onSystem Sciences (HICSS): 3332-3341, DOI: 10.1109/HICSS.2013.614[3] Gruzd, A., Wellman, B., Takhteyev, Y. (2011). Imagining Twitter as anImagined Community. American Behavioral Scientist 55 (10): 1294-1318, DOI: 10.1177/0002764211409378New Feature: Tweets Citing PublicationsTweet withlink to citation DOI ExtractionMetadata:Name, authors,publication infoAltmetric Score:Collected tweets which contain URLs are analyzed todetermine if the URL points to a scholarly publication.Specifically, the structure of the URL is checked for aDocument Object Identifier (DOI).Additionally, a 3rd party API from is used todetermine an influence score for the identified publication insocial media.Fig. 3: A tweet by theAcademiaMapaccount, announcing atrending topic.• Option to select adiscipline andassociation(s)• Categorization ofnetworkparticipants bytheir professionalroles• Trending hashtagswithin theselected tweets• Top 10 Twitterusers based onthe Klout scoresFig. 2: Trending topicswith hashtagsFig. 4: Process of identifying tweets linking to publications