Tweet, Tweet, Retweet: Conversational Aspects of Retweeting on Twitter

  title={Tweet, Tweet, Retweet: Conversational Aspects of Retweeting on Twitter},
  author={Danah Boyd and Scott A. Golder and Gilad Lotan},
  journal={2010 43rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences},
Twitter - a microblogging service that enables users to post messages ("tweets") of up to 140 characters - supports a variety of communicative practices; participants use Twitter to converse with individuals, groups, and the public at large, so when conversations emerge, they are often experienced by broader audiences than just the interlocutors. [] Key Result Using a series of case studies and empirical data, this paper maps out retweeting as a conversational practice.

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