A Temporal Analysis of Posting Behavior in Social Media Streams

Lee, Bumsuk (The Catholic University of Korea)

AAAI Conferences 

In this work, we investigated the social media streams to understand their characteristics and their temporal aspects. We assumed that each blogger has different temporal preference for posting. To investigate this hypothesis, we analyzed a massive dataset, nearly 700,000 blog articles, with the consideration of two factors which are day of the week and time of the day. The comparison was done in manifold ways: Blogosphere vs. Twitter, commercial blogs vs. non-commercial blogs, and their individuals. We hope that this work provides a hint to develop a personalized system which can be used for the reduction of the system resources for pull/fetch technology.