SocialTrends: A Web Application for Monitoring and Visualizing Users in Social Media
Nowadays social media trends are becoming very important to describe the variation of popularity, activity and influence of an entity. In this paper we define an abstract model which can be used on different social media to compare metrics with the same meaning. In particular we describe three classes of metrics: popularity, activity and influence. We also present SocialTrends, a web application (http://www.social-trends.it/) which collects, elaborates and visualizes social media data. Finally, we describe one experiment we have done to test SocialTrends.
KeywordsSocial Media Visualization Monitoring Trends Data Gathering
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