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Measuring and Summarizing Movement in Microblog Postings

Measuring and Summarizing Movement in Microblog Postings

This video was recorded at 7th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM), Boston 2013. Every day, users publish hundreds of millions of microblog postings in popular social-networking platforms such as Twitter and Facebook. When considered in aggregation, microblog postings have been shown to exhibit temporal patterns that reflect events of global significance. In this paper, we propose techniques to identify and quantify spatial patterns: for instance, a hashtag that is popular in one city on a given day, may become popular in a different city on the next day. Detecting these patterns is challenging given that the data are noisy and posts are not physically moving, i.e., they are not continuous trajectories in space like vehicles. Second, we introduce a... Show More

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