Research on Twitter and Microblogging

(last updated: October 30, 2009)
(updates w/ complete citation and links should be sent to zephoria [@]

(There is some overlap between this listing and the listing of Research on Social Network Sites.)

The research contained below is focused specifically on Twitter and other microblogging phenomena. This list is not methodologically or disciplinarily organized. There is work here from communications, information science, anthropology, sociology, economics, political science, cultural studies, computer science, etc.

I try to keep this up to date so please send me additional publications as you learn of them. I do not host articles so only those hosted elsewhere are linked. Please contact the author if you want an article that is not linked.

Peer-Reviewed Articles:

Barnes, Stuart J., Martin Böhringer, Christian Kurze and Jacqueline Stietzel. (Forthcoming, 2010). Towards an understanding of social software: the case of Arinia. Proceedings of HICSS-43. Kauai, HI: IEEE Computer Society. January 5-8, 2010.

Barnes, Stuart J. and Martin Böhringer (2009). Continuance Usage Intention in Microblogging Services: The Case of Twitter (Konferenzbeitrag). Proceedings of the 17th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Verona, Italy, June 08-10, 2009.

Böhringer, Martin and Alexander Richter (2009). Adopting Social Software to the Intranet: A Case Study on Enterprise Microblogging. Proceedings of the 9th Mensch & Computer conference, Berlin, 06-09 September, 2009, 293-302.

boyd, danah, Scott Golder, and Gilad Lotan. (Forthcoming, 2010). Tweet Tweet Retweet: Conversational Aspects of Retweeting on Twitter. Proceedings of HICSS-43. Kauai, HI: IEEE Computer Society. January 5-8, 2010.

Crawford, Kate. (Forthcoming). These Foolish Things: On Intimacy and Insignificance in Mobile Media.(Unknown Book Title), Goggin & Hjorth (eds.).

Ebner, Martin and Mandy Schiefner. (2008). Microblogging - more than fun? Proceding of IADIS Mobile Learning Conference 2008, Inmaculada ArnedilloSánchez and Pedro Isaías ed., Algarve, Portugal, 2008, p. 155-159.

Gilpin, Dawn R. (Forthcoming). Working the Twittersphere: How Public Relations Practitioners Use Microblogging for Professional Identity Construction. The Networked Self (ed. Zizi Papacharissi).

Honeycutt, C., and Herring, Susan C. (2009). Beyond microblogging: Conversation and collaboration via Twitter. Proceedings of the Forty-Second Hawai'i International Conference on System Sciences. Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Press.

Hughes, Amanda Lee and Leysia Palen. (2009). Twitter Adoption and Use in Mass Convergence and Emergency Events. Proc. of the 2009 ISCRAM Conference.

Jansen, Bernard, Mimi Zhang, Kate Sobel, and Abdur Chowdury. (2009). Twitter Power: Tweets as Electronic Word of Mouth. Journal of ASIS&T 60(9): 1–20.

Java, Akshay, Xiaodan Song, Tim Finin and Belle Tseng (2007). Why We Twitter: Understanding the Microblogging Effect in User Intentions and Communities. WebKDD, August 12-15, 2007, San Jose, California.

Krishnamurthy, Balachander, Phillipa Gill, and Martin Arlitt. (2008). A few chirps about twitter. Proceedings of the first workshop on Online social networks. ACM. 19-24.

McNely, B. (2009). Backchannel persistence and collaborative meaning-making. Proceedings of the 27th ACM International Conference on Design of Communication, Bloomington IN, Oct. 5-7. New York: ACM. 297-303.

Miller, Vincent. (2008). New Media, Networking, and Phatic Culture. Convergence 14(4): 387-400.

Naaman, Mor, Jeffrey Boase, and Chih-Hui Lai. (2010, in press). Is it Really About Me? Message Content in Social Awareness Streams. Proceedings of CSCW-2010, February 6-10, Savannah Georgia.

Shamma, David A., Lyndon Kennedy and Elizabeth F. Churchil. (2009). Tweet the Debates: Understanding Community Annotation of Uncollected Sources, ACM Multimedia, Beijing, China.

Stieger, S., & Burger, C. (in press, 2009). Let’s go formative: Continuous student ratings with Web 2.0 application Twitter. CyberPsychology & Behavior.

Sutton, J., Leysia Palen and Irina Shlovski. (2008) Back-Channels on the Front Lines: Emerging Use of Social
Media in the 2007 Southern California Wildfires
, Proc. of the 2008 ISCRAM Conference, Washington, DC.

Zhao, Dejin and Mary Beth Rosson. (2009). How and why people Twitter: the role that micro-blogging plays in informal communication at work. Proceedings of the ACM 2009 international conference on Supporting group work. ACM: Sanibel Island, Florida. 243-252.

Research-Driven Reports:

Lenhart, Amanda and Susannah Fox. (February 12, 2009). Twitter and status updating. Pew Internet and American Life Project.

Tech Reports, Working Papers, Essays, Drafts, and Not (Yet) Peer Reviewed Papers

Böhringer, Martin (2009). Really Social Syndication: A Conceptual View on Microblogginging. Sprouts: Working Papers on Information Systems, 9(31).

Huberman, Bernardo A., Daniel M. Romero, and Fang Wu. (2008). Social Networks that Matter: Twitter Under the Microscope. HP Labs.

Murphy, Joe (2008) Better Practices From the Field: Micro-Blogging for Science & Technology Libraries. Science & Technology Libraries 28(4).

Theses and School Papers

Mishaud, Edward (2007). Twitter: Expressions of the Whole Self. Master's Thesis. London School of Economics, Department of Media and Communications.