Twitter’s big hitters

Peter Laflin, Alexander Vassilios Mantzaris, Desmond J. Higham, Peter Grindrod, Fiona Ainley, Amanda Otley

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Abstract

We describe the results of a new computational experiment on Twitter data. By listening to Tweets on a selected topic, we generate a dynamic social interaction network. We then apply a recently proposed dynamic network analysis algorithm that ranks Tweeters according to their ability to broadcast information. In particular, we study the evolution of importance rankings over time. Our presentation will also describe the outcome of an experiment where results from automated ranking algorithms are compared with the views of social media experts.
LanguageEnglish
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 23 Nov 2012
EventDigital Futures 2012 - Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Duration: 23 Oct 201225 Oct 2012

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ConferenceDigital Futures 2012
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityAberdeen
Period23/10/1225/10/12

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Keywords

  • twitter
  • big hitters
  • centrality
  • social network analysis
  • dynamic network

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Laflin, P., Mantzaris, A. V., Higham, D. J., Grindrod, P., Ainley, F., & Otley, A. (2012). Twitter’s big hitters. Paper presented at Digital Futures 2012, Aberdeen, United Kingdom.
Laflin, Peter ; Mantzaris, Alexander Vassilios ; Higham, Desmond J. ; Grindrod, Peter ; Ainley, Fiona ; Otley, Amanda. / Twitter’s big hitters. Paper presented at Digital Futures 2012, Aberdeen, United Kingdom.3 p.
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Twitter’s big hitters. / Laflin, Peter; Mantzaris, Alexander Vassilios; Higham, Desmond J.; Grindrod, Peter; Ainley, Fiona; Otley, Amanda.

2012. Paper presented at Digital Futures 2012, Aberdeen, United Kingdom.

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