Twitter Research

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Academic Research – Master’s Theses

  • Twitter: Expressions of the Whole Self by Edward Mischaud. An investigation into user appropriation of a web-based communications platform. Submitted to the Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science, September 2007, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the MSc in Politics and Communication. Supervised by Dr. Bart Cammaerts. Download PDF from LSE (#13) or here; read as Flash Paper.
  • Twitter Best Practices in Museums by Amy Fox. University of Washington. (forthcoming)

Academic Research – Conference Papers

  • Grosseck, G. and Holotescu, C. (2008, April 17-18). Can we use Twitter for educational purposes? The 4th International Scientific Conference eLSE (eLearning and Software for Education), Bucharest.
  • Honey, C. and S. C. Herring. (2009, January). Beyond Microblogging: Conversation and Collaboration via Twitter.” HICSS ‘09. 42nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, January 5-8, 2009.
  • Honeycutt, C. and Herring, S.C. (January 2009). Beyond Microblogging: Conversation and Collaboration via Twitter. In Proceedings of the 42nd Hawaii international Conference on System Sciences (January 05 – 08, 2009). HICSS. IEEE Computer Society, Washington, DC, 1-10. DOI= (pdf)
  • Jansen, B. J., Zhang, M., Sobel, K., and Chowdury, A. (April 2009). Micro-blogging as online word of mouth branding. In Proceedings of the 27th international Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (Boston, MA, USA, April 04 – 09, 2009). CHI EA ’09. ACM, New York, NY, 3859-3864. DOI=
  • Java, A., Song, X., Finin, T., and Tseng, B. (August 2007). Why we twitter: understanding microblogging usage and communities. In Proceedings of the 9th WebKDD and 1st SNA-KDD 2007 Workshop on Web Mining and Social Network Analysis (San Jose, California, August 12 – 12, 2007). WebKDD/SNA-KDD ’07. ACM, New York, NY, 56-65. DOI= (pdf)
  • Krishnamurthy, B., Gill, P., and Arlitt, M. (August 2008). A few chirps about twitter. In Proceedings of the First Workshop on Online Social Networks (Seattle, WA, USA, August 18 – 18, 2008). WOSP ’08. ACM, New York, NY, 19-24. DOI= (pdf)
  • Makice, K. 2009. Phatics and the design of community. In Proceedings of the 27th international Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (Boston, MA, USA, April 04 – 09, 2009). CHI EA ’09. ACM, New York, NY, 3133-3136. DOI=
  • Reinhardt, W., Ebner, M., Beham, G., Costa, C. (2009). How People are Using Twitter during Conferences. 5th EduMedia conference, Salzburg, Austria, May 4-5, 2009.
  • Simon, A. 2008. Social heroes: games as APIs for social interaction. In Proceedings of the 3rd international Conference on Digital interactive Media in Entertainment and Arts (Athens, Greece, September 10 – 12, 2008). DIMEA ’08, vol. 349. ACM, New York, NY, 40-45. DOI=
  • Zhao, D. and Rosson, M. (May 2009). How and why people Twitter: the role that micro-blogging plays in informal communication at work. In Proceedings of the ACM 2009 International Conference on Supporting Group Work (Sanibel Island, Florida, USA, May 10 – 13, 2009). GROUP ’09. ACM, New York, NY, 243-252. DOI=

Journal Articles and Working Papers (not necessarily peer-reviewed)


  • Clark, D. 2008 Twitter: Free Social Networking for Business – 100 Success Secrets to Increase Your Profits and Sales Using Twitter Business Strategies. Emereo Pty Ltd.

Research – Other Organizations

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