Want to be retweeted? Large scale analytics on factors impacting retweet in Twitter network

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Want to be retweeted? Large scale analytics on factors impacting retweet in Twitter network
Authors: Bongwon Suh, Lichan Hong, Peter Pirolli, Ed H. Chi
Citation: Second IEEE International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom)  : 177-184. 2010
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Publisher: IEEE
Meeting: 2010 IEEE Second International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom)
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DOI: 10.1109/SocialCom.2010.33.
Link(s): http://peterpirolli.com/Professional/About_Me_files/2010-04-15-retweetability-v18-final.pdf
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Want to be retweeted? Large scale analytics on factors impacting retweet in Twitter network reports a analysis of retweet rate on Twitter.

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[edit] Results

Features on a tweet and their effect on retweetness:

  • Hashtag: positive
  • Mention: negative, small
  • URL: positive
  • Followee: positive
  • Follower: positive
  • Number of tweets made by the user ("status"): negative but very small
  • Favorite: Negative but very small

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