All the work of the hand is rooted in thinking. -David Sudnow
ABSTRACT—As the 2009 Iranian election made clear, individuals use social networks to share information about important events and often they assign meaningful labels using tags. Users have an unprecedented ability to follow planned and unplanned events using social media and user-supplied content. However, this information is scattered across multiple systems and is not organized to promote a larger understanding of an event as a whole. Our system acquires and archives information from several different social networks using tags to identify events. Automatically collecting event information to be accessed at a multitouch information kiosk can address variety of information needs. With the T.I.M.E. interface users can access and interact with a corpus of social media about an event including following an event’s temporal progression.