TweetChina explores ‘big data’ and social media

Thursday, August 1, 2013

The TweetChina project is designed to explore how China is discussed and represented on Twitter. China-related tweets were selected from several dozen billions of tweets archived by UNC Charlotte’s Charlotte Visualization Center and visually represented in map, picture, text and event modes.

The project developers - Min Jiang,  an associate professor in communication studies; Xiaoyu Wang, associate director of the Charlotte Visualization Center; and graduate students Jeff Delawder and Trevor Hess - will present a prototype of this “big data” website and discuss issues and challenges involved in its development at a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 6, in Woodward Hall, Room 338.

This event provides lunch for 20 participants; individuals interested in attending in person or via a video conference should email Jiang (

TweetChina is funded through a College of Liberal Arts & Sciences digital humanities seed grant.