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Towards a methodology for examining Twitter follower accession

Posted on 06 May 2014 with 0 comments
Engagement and performance Social Media

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The analysis of content and meta–data has long been the subject of most Twitter studies, however such research only tells part of the story of the development of Twitter as a platform. In this work, the authors introduce a methodology to determine the growth patterns of individual users of the platform, a technique they refer to as follower accession, and through a number of case studies consider the factors which lead to follower growth, and the identification of non–authentic followers.


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