Popular Topics on #ASIST2011 Twitter Stream

The 74th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) is currently convening in New Orleans, Louisiana (Oct 9-12). Keep up with what is going on by using the #ASIST2011 hashtag on Twitter to follow the conference and join in the conversation! Below are the Top 50 Frequently Used Words on[…]


Using Tweets to Predict Box Office Success #stratfest #broadway

Does the number of tweets a theatrical production receives correlate with its success, and can the tweets be used to predict a production’s popularity? In May I began a study examining the Stratford Shakespeare Festival’s use of Twitter. Over the past several months I have been using Netlytic, a web-based system being developed here at[…]

Top 10 Trending Twitterers on #elxn41 @acoyne @rosiebarton @jianghomeshi @prjktdemocracy @wicary

In anticipation of the election tomorrow, we decided to check in on twitterers to see what they are saying about the election on #exln41 over the last couple days. Based on a sample of ~5K tweets, we built a ‘who-retweets whom’ network on Twitter for the period between April 27-30 (see below). Using this network[…]

Measuring Influence on Twitter: Top 10 Influencers on #cdnpoli

During this election campaign, a lot has been written about the influence of social media in general and the influence of twitter in particular. But who exactly are the people that actually influence and control the twitter conversations about Canada’s upcoming election? And how can we measure influence on twitter? For the purpose of our[…]

Tweet, Tweet! The 5 Most Influential Twitterers on #2011CanadaGames

The top five most influential Twitterers (Twitter users) who are tweeting about the Canada Games using the #2011 CanadaGames hashtag are as follows: Rank         Twitterer 1                    bell_aliant 2                    novascotialife 3                    teamnovascotia 4                    redringette 5                    halifaxtweeters This list shows the most influential Twitter users, rather than most followed,[…]

From Sea to Sea: Top 5 Most Cited Provinces Appearing in Tweets at #2011CanadaGames

The Canadian national motto – “A mari usque ad mare”, translates as “From sea to sea” is vividly being brought to life during this year Canada Winter Games here in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The games are expected to bring together approximately 2,700 young athletes from every province and territory in Canada to compete for medals,[…]