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Congratulations to Informatics undergraduate student Samuel J. Kaufman and Informatics Ph.D. student Judy Chen on having their paper, ‘Where We Twitter’ accepted to the CHI 2010—microblogging workshop.
“Users who enter new spaces, especially urban spaces, naturally explore. Increasingly, exploration is augmented by mobile, digital information systems such as mobile phone versions of Google Maps or Yelp. These system’s provide statistics, logistical information, and service reviews written for a general audience, but do not typically inform the user about the personalities of space occupants (the character and culture of a space), recent happenings and other kinds of local knowledge. The system described herein hopes to do just that–provide a novel method for the “colorful” understanding of places, drawing from newly-available corpora of geotagged tweets.”
Congratulations Sam and Judy!