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A Tweet Consumers' Look At Twitter Trends

Workshop Making Sense of Microposts (MSM 2011) at the Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2011), Heraklion, Crete


Twitter Trends allows for a global or local view on “what’s happening in my world right now” from a tweet producers’ point of view. In this paper, we explore a way to complete Twitter Trends by having a closer look at the other side: the tweet consumers’ point of view. While Twitter Trends works by analyzing the frequency of terms and their velocity of appearance in tweets being written, our approach is based on the popularity of extracted named entities in tweets being read.

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