Visualizing conversation

@article{Donath1999VisualizingC,
  title={Visualizing conversation},
  author={Judith S. Donath and Karrie Karahalios and Fernanda B. Vi{\'e}gas},
  journal={Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences. 1999. HICSS-32. Abstracts and CD-ROM of Full Papers},
  year={1999},
  volume={Track2},
  pages={9 pp.-}
}
Although the archive of text generated by a persistent conversation (i.e. newsgroup, mailing list, recorded chat, etc.) is searchable, it is not very expressive of the underlying social patterns. We discuss the design of graphical interfaces that reveal the social structure of the conversation by visualizing patterns such as bursts of activity, the arrival of new members, or the evolution of conversational topics. Our focus is on two projects: Chat Circles, a graphical interface for synchronous… CONTINUE READING

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