Aggregate Characterization of User Behavior in Twitter and Analysis of the Retweet Graph

@article{Bild2015AggregateCO,
  title={Aggregate Characterization of User Behavior in Twitter and Analysis of the Retweet Graph},
  author={David R. Bild and Yue Liu and Robert P. Dick and Zhuoqing Morley Mao and Dan S. Wallach},
  journal={ACM Trans. Internet Techn.},
  year={2015},
  volume={15},
  pages={4:1-4:24}
}
Most previous analysis of Twitter user behavior has focused on individual information cascades and the social followers graph, in which the nodes for two users are connected if one follows the other. We instead study aggregate user behavior and the retweet graph with a focus on quantitative descriptions. We find that the lifetime tweet distribution is a type-II discrete Weibull stemming from a power law hazard function, that the tweet rate distribution, although asymptotically power law… CONTINUE READING
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