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Apologies for cross-posting. Given Twitter's prevalence as a go-to dataset
for studying social media, I thought my latest study might be of particular
interest to many of you, charting Twitter's evolution from 2012-2018
through its 1% stream, from its declining overall tweet volume to its
transition from a content platform to a behavioral platform via the shift
towards retweeting, as well as the aging of its user accounts and the
centralization of its narratives.

The transition of Twitter from a content platform to a behavioral platform
via its centralization around elite accounts and the rising retweet density
have particular algorithmic and methodological implications for Twitter
studies, especially for network analysis.

The study is actually an update on my 2012 and 2015 analyses that extends
their findings over the last seven years:


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