Friday, November 19th, 2010

Exploring a Conference Hashtag

ESE All Tweets

My supervisor had the idea of grabbing a conference dataset by hashtag, specifically the Eclipse Conference 2010 (hashtag #ese) which took place in Ludwigsburg, Germany, November 2nd to November 4th. You can get an idea of what people were talking about in the wordle, below (applet is here): Apparently there were a lot of RT's. We'll explore that ...

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

The Ultimate Productivity Boost

Some times I believe I can fly

I checked off everything on the list last week. It wasn't even down to the line - at 1400h on Friday all that was left was one kickboxing class. I hung out, caught up on some reading, watched an episode of Scrubs and then went out for dinner. And I thought about how it was that ...

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Twitter: Influence and Engagement

Introduce myself: my name is Cate and I'm a second year Masters student in Computer Science. There's all these different parts of Computer Science, but how I like to describe myself is that I try to create things that answer the questions that people haven't thought to ask. What does that mean? Well, you could ...

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Not (Quite) Having a Meltdown


I've had a rough couple of weeks. I was told my work didn't make a contribution, went through a rocky patch with my boyfriend, had loads of events for WISE, including one huge, never been done before one, had the whole job search and resume writing process, wrote a paper in just over a week, ...

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

The Importance of Perspective

Kuta Lombok High View

I read this great article on Study Hacks recently, it's called Beyond Passion: The Science of Loving What You Do and is part of a series he's doing. In one, he was looking for people who love what they do and I marked it to come back to because that's me - I love what ...

Friday, February 12th, 2010

Levels of Engagement on Twitter

Levels of Engagement on Twitter

My co-supervisor, Michael Weiss, came up with this diagram expressing the interactions we have with people on Twitter. Direct messaging is the most intimate form of communication, which we cannot track through the API without authentication (and then only for an individual user) as it is private. We have engagement through conversation and retweets, passive listening ...

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Rediscovering Balance

Free Child Walking on White Round Spheres Balance Creative Commons

My life has been out of balance for as long as I can clearly remember. And I know, the most successful women embrace that imbalance but my feeling is that mine has been too far out of balance, or perhaps just too imbalanced in the wrong way. Last semester, I was in so much pain from ...

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

The Trade-off Between Useful and Interesting

Brown Betty Teapot

I don't think I'm cut out for graduate school. I say this as someone who just spent half an hour hiding in the bathroom in tears, so take what follows with a pinch of salt. I'm not giving up quite yet. Today, my supervisor told me my work made no contribution. I admit, that I haven't exactly ...

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Slides for Applied Clique Finding: Discovering More about your Twitter Network

Abstract can be found here. As ever, let me know what you think! Applied Cliqe Finding: Discovering More about your Twitter Network View more presentations from Cate Huston.

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