Gathering in Digital Spaces: Exploring Topical Communities on Twitter
On Twitter, hashtags allow users to gather around a topic in a digital space, something that has been common since early IRC and internet chat rooms. However there are three important differences when gathering on Twitter: persistence, invitation, and device independence. In this paper, we search for patterns in these digital spaces through the use of visualization to explore the temporal rhythms that emerge.
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