Friday, February 21, 2014 7:59 am
Pew maps Twitter conversations, finds 6 types
In a study out this week, the Pew Research Center, working with the Social Media Research Foundation and using a special software tool, analyzed and mapped millions of public tweets, retweets, hashtags and replies that form the backbone of Twitter chatter. The resulting diagrams show how people, brands, news outlets and celebrities interact on Twitter.
When it comes to politics, for example, the report says Twitter's citizens tend to form two distinct groups that rarely interact with one another, divided along liberal and conservative lines.