#Microposts2016 – 6th Workshop on ‘Making Sense of Microposts’

Cano, Amparo Elisabeth, Daniel Preoţiuc-Pietro, Danica Radovanovic, Katrin Weller, and Aba-Sah Dadzie. #Microposts2016 – 6th Workshop on ‘Making Sense of Microposts’ In WWW., 2016.


#Microposts2016, the 6th workshop on Making Sense of Microposts, is summarised by the sub-theme: big things come in small packages. The workshop serves as a forum to discuss and promote research on the generation, analysis and reuse of Microposts – small chunks of information published on social media and messaging platforms. Low effort and cost to publish Microposts gives a voice to all, across differences in expertise, socio-cultural, generational and economic spheres, covering a wide swathe of topics, posted in the moment and on the go, during events, crises and personal experiences. While the usual suspects, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest continue to dominate, especially as services are merged or shared across platforms,
newer players such as WhatsApp, Vine, Meerkat andYik Yak are growing in popularity, with increased access to fast, high capacity networks and advanced small, personal devices. #Microposts2016 solicited participation from Computer Science and other relevant fields, with a focus on interdisciplinary work. Starting in 2015, the workshop includes a track dedicated to encouraging research employing methods for analysis of Microposts in the Social Sciences.

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