CSCW’13 best paper nomination

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We got a nomination for best paper award CSCW 2013 for Mattias Rost, Louise Barkhuus, Henriette Cramer, Barry Brown, “Representation and communication: Challenges in interpreting large social media datasets”. pdf

Using big data necessitates understanding the human motivations that underly both the presence, and absence of data points. This paper focuses on foursquare check-ins (incl. snowpocalypses, radioshack badges and faux-tinis) to illustrate the importance of both qualitative and quantitative exploration to grasp what a dataset represents.