Twitinfo: aggregating and visualizing microblogs for event exploration

@inproceedings{Marcus2011TwitinfoAA,
  title={Twitinfo: aggregating and visualizing microblogs for event exploration},
  author={Adam Marcus and Michael S. Bernstein and Osama Badar and David R. Karger and Samuel Madden and Rob Miller},
  booktitle={CHI},
  year={2011}
}
Microblogs are a tremendous repository of user-generated content about world events. However, for people trying to understand events by querying services like Twitter, a chronological log of posts makes it very difficult to get a detailed understanding of an event. In this paper, we present TwitInfo, a system for visualizing and summarizing events on Twitter. TwitInfo allows users to browse a large collection of tweets using a timeline-based display that highlights peaks of high tweet activity… CONTINUE READING

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