A quick note:
We have worked with Spinn3r to create a dataset for this year's ICWSM conference. More information is available on the site. We look forward to active participation by the social media research community and hope that you would take advantage of this fabulous resource. Also stay tuned for another awesome dataset to be released shortly.
Good research topics might include...
- link analysis
- social network extraction
- tracing the evolution of news
- blog search and filtering
- psychological, socialogical, ethnographic, or personality-based studies
- analysis of influence among bloggers
- blog summarization and discource analysis
But you should feel free to explore any aspect of the data that you feel would be of interest to the ICWSM community.
Instructions for submitting papers to ICWSM may be found here. When submitting your paper, indicate that it makes use of the dataset. Dataset papers will be reviewed for the main conference, and additionally for presentation at the data challenge workshop to take place on May 20th, 2009 (the last day of the conference). While we anticipate that several dataset papers may appear in the main conference, the data challenge workshop will provide an opportunity for in-depth discussion of the dataset in a more focused forum.