Two types of Twitter users with equally many followers

Kodai Saito, Naoki Masuda

研究成果

10 被引用数 (Scopus)

抄録

The number of followers is acknowledged as the presumably most basic popularity measure of Twitter users. However, because it is subjected to manipulations and therefore may be deceptive, some alternative methods for ranking Twitter users that take into account users' activities such as the tweet and retweet rate have been proposed. We show that there are two types of users possessing a large number of followers. The first type of user follows a small number of others. The second type of user follows almost as equally many others as the number of its followers. Then, we examine egocentric followership networks of users having many followers. We show, as an example, that users of the second type have higher link reciprocity on average than users of the first type. We conclude that the number of others that a user follows is as equally important as the number of followers when estimating the importance of a user in the Twitter blogosphere.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルProceedings of the 2013 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, ASONAM 2013
出版社Association for Computing Machinery
ページ1425-1426
ページ数2
ISBN(印刷版)9781450322409
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2013
外部発表はい
イベント2013 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, ASONAM 2013 - Niagara Falls, ON, Canada
継続期間: 2013 8 252013 8 28

出版物シリーズ

名前Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, ASONAM 2013

Conference

Conference2013 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, ASONAM 2013
国/地域Canada
CityNiagara Falls, ON
Period13/8/2513/8/28

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • コンピュータ ネットワークおよび通信
  • 情報システム

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