The article, entitled “Mobile phone use as sequential processes: From discrete behaviors to sessions of behaviors and trajectories of sessions” has recently been published at Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication. Mobile phone use is, by its very nature, an unfolding process. For example, we might start the day by texting, followed by online games and then
A paper, entitled “Visual Analytics of Dynamic Interplay Between Behaviors in MMORPGs”, has recently been accepted for publication and presentation at PacificVis 2019. Two members of the Web Mining Lab, Dr. Winson Peng, and Mr. Ji Lan, participated in this study. They work with a group of computer scientists at Zhejiang University to develop a
At the annual board meeting on April 21, the Chinese Association of History of Journalism and Communication (CAHJC), which is the national society of the field in China, elected the following two papers published by alumni of the Lab as the Best Papers of 2017: Zhijin Zhong and Shujin Lin (2017, in Chinese). The emotional
The article, entitled “How to measure sessions of mobile phone use: Identification, evaluation, and applications”, has been published on Mobile Media & Communication by Jonathan Zhu, Hexin Chen, Taiquan Peng, Haixing Dai, and Xiaofan Liu. They proposed a variable-length measure called “session” to uncover unmeasured temporal characteristics of mobile phone use. An open source dataset
A chapter “Big Data, Collection of (Social Media, Harvesting)”, coauthored by Hai Liang and Jonathan Zhu of the Lab, has been published in The International Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods, edited by Jörg Matthes and published by John Wiley & Sons. The chapter summarizes sampling and data collection methods on social media (see Liang_Zhu_2017_Big data).