Topicality and Impact in Social Media: Diverse Messages, Focused Messengers

  title={Topicality and Impact in Social Media: Diverse Messages, Focused Messengers},
  author={Lilian Weng and Filippo Menczer},
  booktitle={PloS one},
We have a limited understanding of the factors that make people influential and topics popular in social media. Are users who comment on a variety of matters more likely to achieve high influence than those who stay focused? Do general subjects tend to be more popular than specific ones? Questions like these demand a way to detect the topics hidden behind messages associated with an individual or a keyword, and a gauge of similarity among these topics. Here we develop such an approach to… CONTINUE READING
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