ICWSM Keynote: Jon Kleinberg – Meme-tracking, Diffusion, and the Flow of Online Information

Intersection of news media, technology, and the political process.  Modern SM technology is a disruptive technology, similar to radio/TV in the 20th century.  How does information transmitted broadly by the media interact with the personal influence arising from social networks? SM erases difference between global and local influence, making more of a continuum.  Speed of…

ICWSM Session 5: Panel Discussion – System Design and Community Culture

System Design and Community Culture The role of rules and algorithms in shaping human behavior Panelists: Lukas Biewald, Dolores Labs Rashimi Sinha, Slideshare Cameron Marlow, Facebook Dolores Labs – Making Crowds Efficient and Reliable.  They pay people to perform tasks, aka Amazon Mechanical Turk. Slideshare – Focus on social design.  Presentations are fundamentally social –…

ICWSM Session 4: Data Mining and Sentiment Analysis

A Categorical Model for Discovering Latent Structure in Social Annotations This paper describes a model to the structure of semantic topics over documents using tags. They propose a community-based categorical annotation model.  Communities form around interests, expertise, language, etc.  Each community has a number of categories as its world view.  Therefore the community draws tags…

ICWSM Session 3: Ranking

CourseRank: A Closed-Community Social System through the Magnifying Glass This paper discusses a social-media course selection site for Stanford University.  It combines official university course information, grade distributions, and course reviews with user generated comments, reviews, etc.  Has a course planning/recommendations, course clouds to find courses related to certain topics. 85% of Stanford undergrads use…