Is it really about me?: message content in social awareness streams

  title={Is it really about me?: message content in social awareness streams},
  author={M. Naaman and Jeffrey Boase and C. Lai},
  booktitle={CSCW '10},
In this work we examine the characteristics of social activity and patterns of communication on Twitter, a prominent example of the emerging class of communication systems we call "social awareness streams." We use system data and message content from over 350 Twitter users, applying human coding and quantitative analysis to provide a deeper understanding of the activity of individuals on the Twitter network. In particular, we develop a content-based categorization of the type of messages… Expand

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