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Twitter: New Research Reveals Who Tweets, How Much & What They Talk About

Twitter: New Research Reveals Who Tweets, How Much & What They Talk About | Social Media Headlines | Scoop.it

This post is curated by JanlGordon on Scoopit, covering her topic "Content Curation, Social Media and Beyond", using the Psyblog article ‘Twitter: 10 Psychological Insights' and the hyperlinks in the article as source.

 

Intro:

 

"Psychological research on Twitter reveals who tweets, how much, what they talk about and why. There are now 190 million Twitter users around the world producing 65 million tweets each day."

 

 

This is what particularly caught my
attention:

 

People join Twitter to follow their friends, but the fact that there are 1/3 as many daily tweets as there are Twitter members ad many users put out several tweets a day is reflected in the statistic that 90% of tweets are put out by 10% of the users.

 

41% of Tweets are characterized as “pointless babble”, whereas 38% are conversational and only 9% “pass-along value”.

 

Men and women tweet at approximately the same rate, however, men are twice as likely to follow other men and women are 25% more likely to follow men!

 

“Informer s: 20% shared information and replied to other users

 

Meformer s: 80% mostly sent out information about themselves.”

 

Twitter is like a game of Broken Telephone (UK:Chinese Whispers), whereby the original message often changes as it is passed along through retweets.

 

There is discussion on the ‘Halo effect’, by which attractive people (read: celebrities) gain large followings, as people tend to equate attractiveness with intelligence.

 

Highly extraverted participants tend to use it to relieve their existential anxiety.

 

http://www.spring.org.uk/2010/08/twitter-10-psychological-insights.php


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janlgordon's comment, October 3, 2011 1:23 PM
Thank you Mario for your continued support - glad you like this, it's a great piece!
OsakaSaul's comment, December 24, 2011 6:53 AM
nice one!
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The Power of ReTweeting: The 7 Reasons to RT on Twitter

The Power of ReTweeting: The 7 Reasons to RT on Twitter | Social Media Headlines | Scoop.it

If you ask someone on Twitter why they enjoy tweeting, you would most definitely get varied responses. But a common answer would be it’s because they learn so much from people from all over the world.

 

For those new on Twitter you might wonder why you see people sharing a tweet with an RT at the beginning of each tweet. This is called a ReTweet. Re Tweeting started around 2008 when someone saw a tweet and wanted to share it but also wanted to be able to give credit to the person who shared it first.

 

From then on it has been a practice to RT when you find a useful content to share. ReTweeting can be powerful and here are the reasons why you should ReTweet.

 

http://podjam.tv/2011/08/30/the-power-of-retweeting-the-7-reasons-to-rt-on-twitter/


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