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Another Project to Measure Twitter Influence

September 3rd, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Just noticed that the Web Ecology Project has published “The Influentials: New Approaches for Analyzing Influence on Twitter“. The blog post includes a link to their full report.

Their approach strikes me as a generalization of measuring retweets, but perhaps I’m giving it too cursory a read. I did compare their results to TunkRank: we at least agree that mashable is more influential than CNN–though even as simple a measure as follower count would confirm that judgment.

Anyway, I am delighted to see serious researchers looking at this problem. I’m still hoping to investigate hypotheses regarding TunkRank and friend:follower ratios.

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