A Qualitative Examination of Topical Tweet and Retweet Practices

TitleA Qualitative Examination of Topical Tweet and Retweet Practices
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsMeenakshi Nagarajan, Hemant Purohit, Amit Sheth
Publisher4th Int'l AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM)
Keywordstwitris and twitter and retweet and user-generated content analysis and information diffusion
Abstract

This work contributes to the study of retweet behavior on Twitter surrounding real-world events. We analyze over a million tweets pertaining to three events, present general tweet properties in such topical datasets and qualitatively analyze the properties of the retweet behavior surrounding the most tweeted/viral content pieces. Findings include a clear relationship between sparse/dense retweet patterns and the content and type of a tweet itself; suggesting the need to study content properties in link-based diffusion models.

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Meenakshi Nagarajan, Hemant Purohit, Amit Sheth. A Qualitative Examination of Topical Tweet and Retweet Practices. 4th Int'l AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media, ICWSM 2010, pp. 295-298.
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Copyright: AAAI Press
year: 2010
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