by admin on 29/03/12 at 2:21 pm
Our paper Conversation practices and network structure in Twitter has been accepted as poster paper for the upcoming International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM12) that will be held in Dublin in June. We are really happy to be part of the conference of many reasons. On one side ICWSM is an interesting venue where researchers coming both from the computer sciences and from the social sciences have the opportunity to come together presenting their own researches and approaches. As we know from our personal experience that is not an easy dialogue but it is really valuable.
At the same time we are really happy about our paperÂ Conversation practices and network structure in Twitter that deals with an intriguing and still largely unexplored aspect of Twitter: if and why the participation to hashtag conversation leads to the acquisition of new followers. While the topic might seem very specific it might be a first step toward the construction of connections between those researches based on the analysis of hashtag-based conversation and those based on the analysis of following network.
We are going to publish – as usual – a preprin version of the paper as soon as possible.