Spatio-Temporal Variation of Conversational Utterances on Twitter

@article{Alis2013SpatioTemporalVO,
  title={Spatio-Temporal Variation of Conversational Utterances on Twitter},
  author={Christian M. Alis and May T. Lim},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2013},
  volume={8}
}
Conversations reflect the existing norms of a language. Previously, we found that utterance lengths in English fictional conversations in books and movies have shortened over a period of 200 years. In this work, we show that this shortening occurs even for a brief period of 3 years (September 2009–December 2012) using 229 million utterances from Twitter. Furthermore, the subset of geographically-tagged tweets from the United States show an inverse proportion between utterance lengths and the… Expand
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