Media lifecycle and content analysis in social media communities

Lexing Xie, Hari Sundaram

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This paper examines the role of content analysis in media-rich online communities. We highlight changes in the multimedia generation and consumption process that has occurred the past decade, and discuss several new angles this has brought to multimedia analysis research. We first examine the content production, dissemination and consumption patterns in the recent social media studies literature. We then propose an updated conceptual summary of media lifecycle from a previous research column by Chang. We present an update list of impact criteria and challenge areas for multimedia content analysis. Among the three criteria, two are existing but with new problems and solutions, one is new as a results of the community-driven content lifecycle. We present three case studies that addresses the impact criteria, and conclude with an outlook for emerging problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6298374
Pages (from-to)55-60
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo
StatePublished - Nov 5 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 13th IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, ICME 2012 - Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Duration: Jul 9 2012Jul 13 2012


  • Multimedia
  • content analysis
  • media lifecycle
  • social networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications

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