Speak little and well: recommending conversations in online social streams

  title={Speak little and well: recommending conversations in online social streams},
  author={Jilin Chen and Rowan Nairn and Ed Huai-hsin Chi},
Conversation is a key element in online social streams such as Twitter and Facebook. However, finding interesting conversations to read is often a challenge, due to information overload and differing user preferences. In this work we explored five algorithms that recommend conversations to Twitter users, utilizing thread length, topic and tie-strength as factors. We compared the algorithms through an online user study and gathered feedback from real Twitter users. In particular, we investigated… CONTINUE READING
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