Twitter: More a News Medium Than Social Network

Posted: May 1, 2010 in Business, Social Media
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For the study, the research team gathered information on 41.7 million user profiles. They pulled 106 million tweets and followed 4,262 trending topics, identified through hash tags.

Unlike with most social-networking sites, a Twitter user does not need to get the permission of another user to follow that person’s missives. With Twitter, anyone can follow anyone else (as long as that person makes his or her tweets public). [read]

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