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An exploration of discussion threads in social news sites: A case study of the Reddit community
Abstract Social news and content aggregation Web siSocial news and content aggregation Web sites have become massive repositories of valuable knowledge on a diverse range of topics. Millions of Web-users are able to leverage these platforms to submit, view and discuss nearly anything. The users themselves exclusively curate the content with an intricate system of submissions, voting and discussion. Furthermore, the data on social news Web sites is extremely well organized by its user-base, which opens the door for opportunities to leverage this data for other purposes just like Wikipedia data has been used for many other purposes. In this paper we study a popular social news Web site called Reddit. Our investigation looks at the dynamics of its discussion threads, and asks two main questions: (1) to what extent do discussion threads resemble a topical hierarchy? and (2) Can discussion threads be used to enhance Web search? We show interesting results for these questions on a very large snapshot several sub-communities of the Reddit Web site. Finally, we discuss the implications of these results and suggest ways by which social news Web site's can be used to perform other tasks. Copyright 2013 ACM.o perform other tasks. Copyright 2013 ACM.
Abstractsub Social news and content aggregation Web siSocial news and content aggregation Web sites have become massive repositories of valuable knowledge on a diverse range of topics. Millions of Web-users are able to leverage these platforms to submit, view and discuss nearly anything. The users themselves exclusively curate the content with an intricate system of submissions, voting and discussion. Furthermore, the data on social news Web sites is extremely well organized by its user-base, which opens the door for opportunities to leverage this data for other purposes just like Wikipedia data has been used for many other purposes. In this paper we study a popular social news Web site called Reddit. Our investigation looks at the dynamics of its discussion threads, and asks two main questions: (1) to what extent do discussion threads resemble a topical hierarchy? and (2) Can discussion threads be used to enhance Web search? We show interesting results for these questions on a very large snapshot several sub-communities of the Reddit Web site. Finally, we discuss the implications of these results and suggest ways by which social news Web site's can be used to perform other tasks. Copyright 2013 ACM.o perform other tasks. Copyright 2013 ACM.
Bibtextype inproceedings  +
Doi 10.1145/2492517.2492646  +
Has author Weninger T. + , Zhu X.A. + , Jangwhan Han +
Has extra keyword Computer networks + , Information systems + , Content aggregations + , Diverse range + , Intricate systems + , Social news + , Web searches + , Wikipedia + , Social networking (online) +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 0  +
Number of references by publication 0  +
Pages 579–583  +
Published in Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, ASONAM 2013 +
Title An exploration of discussion threads in social news sites: A case study of the Reddit community +
Type conference paper  +
Year 2013 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 7 November 2014 01:30:51  +
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DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2013  +
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