APRIL 18-21, 2017
Ferment and Counter Revolution: A Visual Storytelling for "Gauze Event" in Social Media
We crawl the data from Sina Weibo (the largest microblog service in China) of specific events by setting the keywords. After aggregating the extracted data, we construct multiple reposting trees. Afterward, we merge these trees into a compact map. The hexagon represents one or a group of people, and each color represents the detected community. For each community, the nodes are laid out from center out in a chronological order. Multiple interactions and animations are supported to reveal the event evolutions. With the D-Map, we can tell the stories with multiple event stages, by identifying the main themes, key players and the diffusion paths interactively.