Two Types of Well Followed Users in the Followership Networks of Twitter

  title={Two Types of Well Followed Users in the Followership Networks of Twitter},
  author={Kodai Saito and Naoki Masuda},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
In the Twitter blogosphere, the number of followers is probably the most basic and succinct quantity for measuring popularity of users. However, the number of followers can be manipulated in various ways; we can even buy follows. Therefore, alternative popularity measures for Twitter users on the basis of, for example, users' tweets and retweets, have been developed. In the present work, we take a purely network approach to this fundamental question. First, we find that two relatively distinct… 

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  • K. SaitoN. Masuda
  • Computer Science
    2013 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2013)
  • 2013
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