Ageing factor: a potential altmetric for observing events and attention spans in microblogs

Victoria Uren, Aba-Sah Dadzie

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Abstract

We present an initial examination of the (alt)metric ageing factor to study posts
in Twitter. Ageing factor was used to characterize a sample of tweets, which
contained a variety of astronomical terms. It was found that ageing factor can
detect topics that both cause people to retweet faster than baseline values, and
topics that hold people’s attention for longer than baseline values.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKECSM-2012 : knowledge extraction and consolidation from social media
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Knowledge Extraction & Consolidation from Social Media in conjunction with the 11th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2012) Boston, USA, November 12, 2012
EditorsDiana Maynard, Stefan Dietze, Wim Peters, Jonathon Hare
Pages34-47
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event1st International Workshop on Knowledge Extraction and Consolidation from Social Media - Boston, United States
Duration: 11 Nov 2012 → …

Publication series

NameCEUR workshop proceedings
Number895
ISSN (Print)0074-8950

Conference

Conference1st International Workshop on Knowledge Extraction and Consolidation from Social Media
Abbreviated titleKECSM 2012
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period11/11/12 → …

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Uren, V., & Dadzie, A-S. (2012). Ageing factor: a potential altmetric for observing events and attention spans in microblogs. In D. Maynard, S. Dietze, W. Peters, & J. Hare (Eds.), KECSM-2012 : knowledge extraction and consolidation from social media: proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Knowledge Extraction & Consolidation from Social Media in conjunction with the 11th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2012) Boston, USA, November 12, 2012 (pp. 34-47). (CEUR workshop proceedings; No. 895).