Social reader: Following social networks in the wilds of the blogosphere

Brett Adams, Dinh Phung, Svetha Venkatesh

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Abstract

The social interactions manifest in blogs by the network of comments left by owners and readers are an under-used resource, both for blog pundits and industry. We present a web-based feed reader that renders these relationships with a graph representation, and enables exploration by displaying people and blogs who are proximate to a user's network. Social Reader is an example of Casual Information Visualization, and aims to help the user understand and explore blog-based social networks in a daily, real-life setting. A six week study of the software involving 20 users confirmed the usefulness of the novel visual display, via a quantitative analysis of use logs, and an exit survey.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication1st ACM SIGMM International Workshop on Social Media, WSM'09, Co-located with the 2009 ACM International Conference on Multimedia, MM'09
Pages73-80
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Dec 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event1st ACM SIGMM International Workshop on Social Media, WSM'09, Co-located with the 2009 ACM International Conference on Multimedia, MM'09 - Beijing, China
Duration: 19 Oct 200924 Oct 2009

Publication series

Name1st ACM SIGMM International Workshop on Social Media, WSM'09, Co-located with the 2009 ACM International Conference on Multimedia, MM'09

Conference

Conference1st ACM SIGMM International Workshop on Social Media, WSM'09, Co-located with the 2009 ACM International Conference on Multimedia, MM'09
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period19/10/0924/10/09

Keywords

  • Blog
  • Social network
  • Visualization

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