***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Folks, If anyone is studying the viral diffusion of messages/tweets on Twitter/onine networks, they might be interested in one of my tweets. Normally when one tweets, if there will be a viral explosion, it happens quickly and continues quickly and dies quickly. My tweet, started slowly and keeps going slowly — but, keeps going nonetheless. Still being actively retweeted after 3 days. Seems to be crossing country borders in the process. Kind of like the Turtle vs. the Hare Here is the link to the tweet(which is from my business Twitter account), not sure if there are tools to track one tweet over time? Some type of snowball sampling? https://twitter.com/orgnet/status/688412071818579968 Also, for a comparison… I tweeted almost the exact same message (added “the”) from my personal Twitter account. It was not as viral as the one from the business account… it stopped spreading after a few days. Yet, I have 3x as many followers on my personal account than my biz account. The link to the similar tweet is here: https://twitter.com/ValdisKrebs/status/688229707972644864 Both tweets travelled (via RT=retweet) past my network horizon(Friedkin, 1983), something that Watts found very rare in his early studies of online diffusion networks(2012). Timing of tweets seems to be very important… who is paying attention at the time of the tweet? And then… who is paying attention to them? Would be interested in any research that comes of this. Valdis Valdis Krebs Orgnet, LLC Twitter: @orgnet http://orgnet.com http://thenetworkthinkers.com http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valdis_Krebs _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.