Social spreadsheet

Juan José Jara Laconich, Fabio Casati, Maurizio Marchese

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2 Citations (Scopus)


Social media data is growing exponentially, to the point where it is already hard to analyze. Consequently, there is a need to increase the number of people analyzing this data, to make sense out of it and, if possible, react to it. However, accessing this data is not simple because it is behind a knowledge barrier, which can only be overcome either with learning or with money. To considerably lower this barrier, we implemented the Social Spreadsheet, which is a spreadsheet template that we extended with functions that make simple the retrieval of social media data. Moreover, the collected data is ready to be analyzed by end-users, who can use formulas, custom functions, charts, and other commonly known spreadsheet features to create visualizations similar to the ones offered by commercial applications. To validate our work, we demonstrate how end-users can easily implement the same dashboards as the ones offered by popular social media analysis tools.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWeb Engineering - 13th International Conference, ICWE 2013, Proceedings
Number of pages15
Volume7977 LNCS
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event13th International Conference on Web Engineering, ICWE 2013 - Aalborg, Denmark
Duration: 8 Jul 201312 Jul 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7977 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference13th International Conference on Web Engineering, ICWE 2013


  • End-user
  • Social Media Analysis
  • Spreadsheet-based Applications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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