Nerding out on Twitter: fun, patriotism and #curiosity

Victoria Uren, Aba-Sah Dadzie

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Abstract

This paper presents an analysis of tweets collected over six days before, during and after the landing of the Mars Science Laboratory, known as Curiosity, in the Gale Crater on the 6th of August 2012. A sociological application of web science is demonstrated by use of parallel coordinate visualization as part of a mixed methods study. The results show strong, predominantly positive, international interest in the event. Scientific details dominated the stream, but, following the successful landing, other themes emerged such as fun, and national pride.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWWW'13 companion
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the 22nd international conference on World Wide Web companion
PublisherACM
Pages605-612
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-2038-2
Publication statusPublished - 13 May 2013
Event22nd international conference on World Wide Web - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 13 May 201317 May 2013

Conference

Conference22nd international conference on World Wide Web
Abbreviated titleWWW 2013
CountryBrazil
CityRio de Janeiro
Period13/05/1317/05/13

Keywords

  • High-dimensional visualization
  • Parallel coordinates visualization
  • Public engagement with science
  • Web science

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  • Research Output

    • 2 Conference contribution

    Cost-effective node monitoring for online hot event detection in sina weibo microblogging

    Chen, K., Zhou, Y., Zha, H., He, J., Shen, P. & Yang, X., 13 May 2013, WWW'13 companion: proceedings of the 22nd international conference on World Wide Web companion. ACM, p. 107-108 2 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Making sense of microposts (#MSM2013) concept extraction challenge

    Cano Basave, A. E., Varga, A., Rowe, M., Stankovic, M. & Dadzie, A-S., 2013, #MSM2013 : concept extraction challenge at Making Sense of Microposts 2013: Proceedings of the concept extraction challenge at the workshop on 'Making Sense of Microposts' co-located with the 22nd international World Wide Web conference (WWW'13). Cano, A. E., Rowe, M., Stankovic, M. & Dadzie, A-S. (eds.). CEUR-WS.org, p. 1-15 15 p. (CEUR workshop proceedings; vol. 1019).

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  • Activities

    • 1 Invited talk

    Analysing Public Engagement with Science on Twitter,

    Victoria Uren (Speaker)

    17 Jul 2014

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Cite this

    Uren, V., & Dadzie, A-S. (2013). Nerding out on Twitter: fun, patriotism and #curiosity. In WWW'13 companion: proceedings of the 22nd international conference on World Wide Web companion (pp. 605-612). ACM.