Quantitative Approaches to Comparing Communication Patterns on Twitter
Bruns, Axel & Stieglitz, Stefan (2014) Quantitative Approaches to Comparing Communication Patterns on Twitter. In Bredl, Klaus, Hünniger, Julia, & Linaa Jensen, Jakob (Eds.) Methods for Analyzing Social Media. Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 22-44.
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To date, available literature mainly discusses Twitter activity patterns in the context of individual case studies, while comparative research on a large number of communicative events, their dynamics and patterns is missing. By conducting a comparative study of more than forty different cases (covering topics such as elections, natural disasters, corporate crises, and televised events) we identify a number of distinct types of discussion which can be observed on Twitter. Drawing on a range of communicative metrics, we show that thematic and contextual factors influence the usage of different communicative tools available to Twitter users, such as original tweets, @replies, retweets, and URLs. Based on this first analysis of the overall metrics of Twitter discussions, we also demonstrate stable patterns in the use of Twitter in the context of major topics and events.
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|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Keywords:||social media, Twitter, research methods, quantitative analysis, metrics|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication Studies (200101)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies (200102)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Media Studies (200104)
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2013 Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group|
|Deposited On:||14 Oct 2013 23:37|
|Last Modified:||19 Oct 2015 21:21|
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