Measuring influence on Twitter

@inproceedings{Anger2011MeasuringIO,
  title={Measuring influence on Twitter},
  author={Isabel Anger and Christian Kittl},
  booktitle={i-KNOW '11},
  year={2011}
}
There are currently over 175 million Twitter accounts worldwide, making Twitter one of the most popular and most observed Social Media platform. But Twitter is not so much a social network where the exchange of personal information is facilitated -- in fact, recent surveys state that it's not very social at all with a large amount of inactive accounts and a low motivation of engaging in dialogues [1]. Twitter has rather evolved into a pool of constantly updating information streams consisting… 

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