Visual analysis of WWW2010 Conference
The WWW2010 Conference took place on April 26-30. I couldn’t attend it but I collected all the tweets with the hashtag #www2010 from March 31 to May 3. As an image is worth more than a thousand words I made a visual analysis of the Conference from this data.
(Click on the image to see it larger)
- Users: 3,093 tweets were written by 900 different users, with an average of 1.24 tweets / user. 71.35% of tweets were written by 20% of users (Paretos’s Law). The most actives users were: @futureweb2010 (125), @LaTerribleLiz (119), @BoraZ ( 96), @fabien_gandon ( 88), @smalljones (67), @tommyh @olgag (57), @apisanty (47), @karenchurch.
- URLs: 1,112 urls were found, 549 of them were different. There were 845 (76%) shorted URLs. Bit.ly was the most shorten url service used with a share of 65.9%.
- Trends: there is a growing interest in Twitter, it is present in most RTs and clicked URLs. However, it maybe due to people who use twitter being more interested in Twitter.
- RT vs. Clicks: There is not a correlation between RTs and Clicks, as can be seen in the image:
- Own tools were used to extract data
- The bit.ly API and the Python-bitly library were used to get the number of clicks for each URL.
- Many eyes web service was used to data visualize
(1) This ranking is only for URLs shorted with bit.ly. Others URLs couldn’t be measured
Very interesting your paper, I’m going to read it in depth.
You may also have a look at http://journal.webscience.org/314/2/websci10_submission_79.pdf for an analysis of the use of Twitter on other conferences