Institute for Web Science and Technologies · Universität Koblenz - Landau

Understanding and Shaping the Web for Researchers

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Prof. Dr. Robert Jäschke

While the Web was initiated to better support scientists at CERN it has since grown to a gigantic global information and communication medium used by billions of people. The technologies and services often subsumed under the term "Web 2.0" are frequently used by researchers for communication, dissemination, collaboration and knowledge sharing. How researchers can benefit from the Web 2.0 and how can we shape it to better support their work are important questions in our knowledge-based society. In this talk I give an overview of our work that is aimed towards the development of Web-based methods and services to support researchers. In particular, I present an approach to identify researchers using Twitter and first results towards understanding how Twitter can support their work.

02.10.14 - 08:15
B 016