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Quantifying Collective Attention from Tweet Stream. Corrections 17 May 2013: Sasahara K, Hirata Y, Toyoda M, Kitsuregawa M, Aihara K (2013)Correction: Quantifying Collective Attention from Tweet Stream.PLoS ONE 8(5):10.1371/annotation/25b6b59d-c3d4-4f9a-b14c-d8d6c389bda8. doi: 10.1371/annotation/25b6b59d-c3d4-4f9a-b14c-d8d6c389bda8 | View correction Online social media are increasingly facilitating our social interactions, thereby making available a massive “digital fossil” of human behavior.

Quantifying Collective Attention from Tweet Stream

Discovering and quantifying distinct patterns using these data is important for studying social behavior, although the rapid time-variant nature and large volumes of these data make this task difficult and challenging. In this study, we focused on the emergence of “collective attention” on Twitter, a popular social networking service. We propose a simple method for detecting and measuring the collective attention evoked by various types of events. Figures Editor: R. Received: October 28, 2012; Accepted: March 13, 2013; Published: April 30, 2013.

How Twitter Gets In The Way Of Knowledge. Is Twitter a Complex Adaptive System? Twitter hires first data editor to find stories in tweets. Twitter is tapping new hire Simon Rogers, previously a data journalist at the U.K.'s Guardian newspaper, to be its first-ever "data editor," a position created to uncover fascinating stories as told by tweets in aggregate.

Twitter hires first data editor to find stories in tweets

"What I'm good at is explaining data, simplifying it and making it accessible," Rogers, a 15-year veteran of the Guardian, said in an interview with O'Reilly Media. Twitter, Rogers said, is an "amazing phenomenon" that has become a necessity for reporters, as well as a tool that keeps people informed about everything happening in the world in real time. "Twitter has become such an important element in the way we work as journalists. It's impossible to ignore, and increasingly at the heart of every major event, from politics to sport and entertainment.

This year's Super Bowl, for instance, spawned 268,000 tweets per minute at peak and generated more than 24.1 million tweets in total. Why people quit Twitter. In short, it comes down to not knowing who to follow and not having enough followers. On Wall Street and in Silicon Valley, people are increasingly concerned about Twitter’s slowing user growth, and signs that those who do use the service are using it less. This week, Deutsche Bank released a survey of 1,100 people who are current users, lapsed users, and who have never used Twitter.

As the above chart shows, the top three reasons why people who tried Twitter and stopped using it quit boil down to their inability to find and filter stuff that matters to them. What has Twitter become? At O’Reilly, we’ve long believed that one criterion for long-term success is creating more value than you capture.

What has Twitter become?

When you do so, you create the possibility for an ecosystem that’s larger than you are. You create a healthy environment in which you, your partners, and even your competitors can thrive. Twitter, long one of my favorite companies, has turned the corner. After creating a very healthy ecosystem of third-party apps (standalone, web, and mobile), they’ve decided they need to shut down the market. Twitter Tips - TwiTip. Anatomy-of-a-tweet.graffle - TweetMetadata.pdf. Twitter Mood Predicts The Stock Market.

There’s no shortage of people who say they know how to predict whether the stock market will go up or down on a particular day.

Twitter Mood Predicts The Stock Market

But there are few, if any, who can do it consistently better than tossing a coin. For many economists that’s easy to explain. Conventional economic theory holds that the movement of prices in a perfect market should follow a random walk and should be impossible to predict with an accuracy greater than 50 per cent. There’s a fly in this economic ointment, however. Numerous studies show that stock market prices are not random and this implies that they ought to be predictable. Today, Johan Bollen at Indiana University and a couple of pals say they’ve found just such a predictor buried in the seemingly mindless stream of words that emanates from the Twitterverse. For some time now, researchers have attempted to extract useful information from this firehose.

The question that Bollen and co ask is whether any of these states correlates with stock market prices. Careful, Twitter — remember what happened to MySpace and Digg. Twitter sent some shock waves through the technology community with a blog post on Friday that talked about its plans for the future, and suggested that those plans don’t necessarily involve third-party services and apps.

Careful, Twitter — remember what happened to MySpace and Digg

Although the company phrased its statement as a move designed to standardize the experience for Twitter users, developers and others in the broader Twitter ecosystem clearly took the post as a warning shot across the bow — especially since the company simultaneously shut down a cross-posting partnership it had with LinkedIn . It seems clear that Twitter wants to control the network as tightly as possible so that it can monetize it more easily, but doing so also comes with substantial risks. In his blog post, consumer product manager Michael Sippey talked a lot about the introduction of features such as “expanded tweets,” which show more information from providers like GigaOM and the New York Times when a link is included in a tweet. Twitter Is About To Get Bigger - Kashmir Hill - The Not-So Private Parts.

» How to use Twitter for Social Learning C4LPT. Posterous - The Easiest Way to Post and Share Anything. Is Joining the Flock at Twitter. Twitter. History Creation and initial reaction Twitter's origins lie in a "daylong brainstorming session" held by board members of the podcasting company Odeo.

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Dorsey, then an undergraduate student at New York University, introduced the idea of an individual using an SMS service to communicate with a small group.[15][16] The original project code name for the service was twttr, an idea that Williams later ascribed to Noah Glass,[17] inspired by Flickr and the five-character length of American SMS short codes. The developers initially considered "10958" as a short code, but later changed it to "40404" for "ease of use and memorability. ...we came across the word 'twitter', and it was just perfect. The first Twitter prototype, developed by Dorsey and contractor Florian Weber, was used as an internal service for Odeo employees[20] and the full version was introduced publicly on July 15, 2006.[8] With Twitter, it wasn't clear what it was.

Reaction at the conference was highly positive. Growth Leadership. Category:Twitter. Exclusive: How a tweet gets on TV by Mass Relevance. We’ve written about Mass Relevance around NBC’s The Voice, the BET Awards and they’ve even inked a cross-brand partnership with MTV.

Exclusive: How a tweet gets on TV by Mass Relevance

Mass Relevance CEO Sam Decker has share a detailed infographic with Lost Remote detailing how “the best tweets get from Twitter to TV”. “We created this because there’s a lot of confusion and fear of how this works,” explained Decker. “We often have to do this discussion with TV execs to get the point across of how it works to get clean content and publish it to TV.” Here’s the infographic followed by a detailed explanation and interview with Decker. AllTwitter - The Unofficial Twitter Resource.