Archival, Analysis, and Visualization of #ISMBECCB 2013 Tweets

July 24, 2013

(This article was first published on Getting Genetics Done, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

As the 2013 ISMB/ECCB meeting is winding down, I archived and analyzed the 2000+ tweets from the meeting using a set of bash and R scripts I previously blogged about.

The archive of all the tweets tagged #ISMBECCB from July 19-24, 2013 is and will forever remain here on Github. You’ll find some R code to parse through this text and run the analyses below in the same repository, explained in more detail in my previous blog post.

Number of tweets by date:

Number of tweets by hour:

Most popular hashtags, other than #ismbeccb. With separate hashtags for each session, this really shows which other SIGs and sessions were well-attended. It also shows the popularity of the unofficial ISMB BINGO card.

Most prolific users. I’m not sure who or what kind of account @sciencstream is – seems like spam to me.

And the obligatory word cloud:

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