Accepted to the Social Networking and Communities Mini-Track of the Forty-Forth Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), Jan 4-7, 2011. Kauai, Hawaii.
EventGraphs are social media network diagrams
constructed from content selected by its association
with time-bounded events, such as conferences. Many
conferences now communicate a common "hashtag"
or keyword to identify messages related to the event.
EventGraphs help make sense of the collections of
connections that form when people follow, reply or
mention one another and a keyword. This paper
defines EventGraphs, characterizes different types, and
shows how the social media network analysis add-in
NodeXL supports their creation and analysis. The
paper also identifies the structural and conversational
patterns to look for and highlight in EventGraphs and
provides design ideas for their improvement.