Identifying Information Spreaders in Twitter Follower Networks

@inproceedings{Wang2012IdentifyingIS,
  title={Identifying Information Spreaders in Twitter Follower Networks},
  author={Xufei Wang and Huan Liu and Peng Zhang and Baoxin Li and Haonan Liu},
  year={2012}
}
A number of research efforts on Twitter have been contributed towards understanding various factors that are related to retweetability, analyzing retweeting and diffusion patterns, predicting retweets, etc. One fundamental research question remains untackled: given a user and her followers, which of the followers are likely to spread her tweets to the world (the information spreader identification problem)? Answering this new and open problem helps to bridge the gap between analyzing… CONTINUE READING
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