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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.



https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.forbes.com_sites_kalevleetaru_2019_03_04_visualizing-2Dseven-2Dyears-2Dof-2Dtwitters-2Devolution-2D2012-2D2018_&d=DwIBaQ&c=pZJPUDQ3SB9JplYbifm4nt2lEVG5pWx2KikqINpWlZM&r=uXI5O6HThk1ULkPyaT6h2Ws3RKNKSY__GQ4DuS9UHhs&m=zypcISCDigmufVZauR5S2nY05mP9dBKsuvgMUXkmfRM&s=1tkjDkZMS3mQPrRP3DNK8Ljybh0Z_ysHJsBzZLDsQBw&e=

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

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__firstmonday.org_article_view_4366_3654&d=DwIBaQ&c=pZJPUDQ3SB9JplYbifm4nt2lEVG5pWx2KikqINpWlZM&r=uXI5O6HThk1ULkPyaT6h2Ws3RKNKSY__GQ4DuS9UHhs&m=zypcISCDigmufVZauR5S2nY05mP9dBKsuvgMUXkmfRM&s=c8K1OYyMVPyF5Kbo8eWPgxU6YrQA5afL2w6sxrZorbk&e=

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.theatlantic.com_international_archive_2015_08_twitter-2Dglobal-2Dsocial-2Dmedia_402415_&d=DwIBaQ&c=pZJPUDQ3SB9JplYbifm4nt2lEVG5pWx2KikqINpWlZM&r=uXI5O6HThk1ULkPyaT6h2Ws3RKNKSY__GQ4DuS9UHhs&m=zypcISCDigmufVZauR5S2nY05mP9dBKsuvgMUXkmfRM&s=OmBacyJ6leSkG66adPxCI7nAAQSn4DvnO7j_vBwQw8M&e=



Kalev

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