Microblogging and nanotweets: Nanotechnology on Twitter.

@article{Veltri2013MicrobloggingAN,
  title={Microblogging and nanotweets: Nanotechnology on Twitter.},
  author={Giuseppe A. Veltri},
  journal={Public understanding of science},
  year={2013},
  volume={22 7},
  pages={832-49}
}
The social web represents a new arena for local, national and global conversations and will play an increasing role in the public understanding of science. This paper presents an analysis of the representations of nanotechnology on Twitter, analysing over 24,000 tweets in terms of web metrics, latent semantic and sentiment analysis. Results indicate that most active users on nanotechnology are distributed according to a power law distribution and that web metric indicators suggest little… CONTINUE READING