Getting Granular on Twitter: Tweets from a Conference and Their Limited Usefulness for Non-participants

Abstract

The use of microblogging applications (especially Twitter) is becoming increasingly commonplace in a variety of settings. Today, active conference participants can post messages on microblogging platforms to exchange information quickly and in real-time. Recent research work was based on quantitative analyses in terms of the number of tweets or active Twitter users within a specific time period. In this paper, we examine the content of the contributions and aim to analyze how useful posts are for the “listening” Internet auditorium. It can be shown that only a few microblogs are of interest for non-participants of the specific event and that meaningful usage of a microblogging application requires greater care than previously anticipated.

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-15378-5_10

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@inproceedings{Ebner2010GettingGO, title={Getting Granular on Twitter: Tweets from a Conference and Their Limited Usefulness for Non-participants}, author={Martin Ebner and Herbert M{\"{u}hlburger and Sandra Schaffert and Mandy Schiefner and Wolfgang Reinhardt and Steve Wheeler}, booktitle={Key Competencies in the Knowledge Society}, year={2010} }