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A Collection of Downloadable Twitter-Papers

30. Juli 2009

Update: You will find this bibliography is much more up to date than mine.

Though Twitter only went public in July 2006 (according to Wikipedia, though many papers such as Java et al 2007 cite October 2006 as the launch date) quite an amount of Twitter research has already been published. Here is an overview of downloadable papers – please let me know if you find anything else.

P.S: Some of these papers can only be downloaded from a (university) library. If you have access to the network of Vienna University, you need to establish a VPN connection through univpn.univie.ac.at/. Login, select AnyConnect, establish VPN trough the browser or download the VPN client if the browser connection doesn’t work smoothly.

Akshay Java et al., „Why We Twitter: Understanding Microblogging Usage and Communities„, Article, Procedings of the Joint 9th WEBKDD and 1st SNA-KDD Workshop 2007, August 2007.

Mischaud, E. (2007). „Twitter: Expressions of the whole self. An investigation into user appropriation of a web-based communications platform„. London: Media@lse.

Gabriela Grosseck, Carmen Holotescu, „Can we use Twitter for educational purposes?“, Paper presented at The 4th International Scientific Conference eLSE „eLearning and Software for Education“, Bucharest, April 17-18, 2008.

Alexandre Passant, Tuukka Hastrup, Uldis Bojars, John Breslin: „A Distributed Semantic Microblogging Platform.“ In: Scripting for the Semantic Web Challenge at SFSW 2008. 2008.

Huberman, Bernardo A., Romero, Daniel M. and Wu, Fang, Social Networks that Matter: Twitter Under the Microscope (December 5, 2008).

Saunders N, Beltrão P, Jensen L, Jurczak D, Krause R, et al. (2009) „Microblogging the ISMB: A New Approach to Conference Reporting“. PLoS Comput Biol 5(1).

Reinhardt, W., Ebner, M., Beham, G., Costa, C. (2009) How People are Using Twitter during Conferences, Hornung-Prähauser, V., Luckmann, M. (Ed.), 5th EduMedia conference, Salzburg, p. 145-156

Dejin Zhao, Mary Beth Rosson , „How and why people Twitter: the role that micro-blogging plays in informal communication at work„, Article, Proceedings of the ACM 2009 international conference on Supporting group work table of contents, 2009, pp. 243-252.

Holotescu C., Grosseck G. (2009): Using microblogging to deliver online courses. Case-study: Cirip.ro. In: Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences 2009: 1(1) 495-501 . (Download Link at this site beneath „ScienceDirect“)

Honeycutt, C. and S. C. Herring. „Beyond Microblogging: Conversation and Collaboration via Twitter.“ System Sciences, 2009. HICSS ’09. 42nd Hawaii International Conference on. 2009, 1-10.

Alina Mungiu-Pippidi and Igor Munteanu. „Moldova’s „Twitter Revolution„. Journal of Democracy 20.3 (2009): 136-142.

Gabriela Grosseck, Carmen Holotescu, „Indicators for the analysis of learning and practice communities from the perspective of microblogging as a provocative sociolect in virtual space„, Paper presentend at ELSE conference, Bucharest 9-10 April 2009.

Herwig, Jana. Liminality and Communitas in Social Media: The case of Twitter.“ Paper presented at the AoIR’s Internet Research 10.0. Internet: Critical Conference in Milwaukee, 8-10 October 2009 (Extended draft version, peer-review based on abstract). [PDF, 290 KB].

danah boyd, Scott Golder, and Gilad Lotan “ Tweet Tweet Retweet: Conversational Aspects of Retweeting on Twitter.” Proceedings of HICSS-43, Persistent Conversation Track. Kauai, HI: IEEE Computer Society. January 6, 2010.

Here is a link to a Twitter (web) reading list, containing a variety of articles, including articles from academia, journalism and the blogosphere:

Not immediately relevant to a sole Twitter researcher, but relevant to my interest in phatic aspects of communication:

Miller, Vincent: New media, networking and phatic culture, Convergence, Volume 14, Issue 4, 2008, Pages 387-400

Vetere, F., Howard, S., Gibbs, M. Phatic Technologies: Sustaining Sociability Through Ubiquitous Computing. (2005) Proc. of CHI,

Thanks to twitter users @pascal and cami13 for their suggestions!

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