A Qualitative Examination of Topical Tweet and Retweet Practices


  • Meenakshi Nagarajan Wright State University
  • Hemant Purohit Wright State University
  • Amit Sheth Wright State University


retweet, twitter, user-generated content properties, information diffussion


This work contributes to the study of retweet behavior on Twitter surrounding real-world events. We analyze over a million tweets pertaining to three events, present general tweet properties in such topical datasets and qualitatively analyze the properties of the retweet behavior surrounding the most tweeted/viral content pieces. Findings include a clear relationship between sparse/dense retweet patterns and the content and type of a tweet itself; suggesting the need to study content properties in link-based diffusion models.




How to Cite

Nagarajan, M., Purohit, H., & Sheth, A. (2010). A Qualitative Examination of Topical Tweet and Retweet Practices. Proceedings of the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media, 4(1), 295-298. Retrieved from https://ojs.aaai.org/index.php/ICWSM/article/view/14051