Understanding why we Twitter

This may be the first research study of Twitter – the Microblogging phenomenon…

Why We Twitter: Understanding Microblogging Usage and Communities is part of the Proceedings of the Joint 9th WEBKDD and 1st SNA-KDD Workshop 2007 and available for download.


The Popularity of Micro-blogging (i.e.Twitter) is due to the combined benefits of
–Light-weight blogging
–and the ability to share information in the social network.

The Main user-intentions for using Twitter are
–Information sharing
–Information seeking
–Users generated content includes:Status updates, daily chatter, sharing links/News, etc.

Posting Frequency vs. Number of Followers

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    5 thoughts on “Understanding why we Twitter

    1. Pingback: e4innovation.com » Blog Archive » Twittering away…

    2. The funniest thing about twitter is how is was meant to be for status updates, but now people have extended that and found their own use. again the street finds a use for technology, but not what was intended.

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