News article propagation on twitter based on network measures - An exploratory analysis

Devipsita Bhattacharya, Sudha Ram

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Abstract

News agencies regularly use Twitter to publicize and increase readership of their articles. In this research, we use network analysis techniques to compare the diffusion process for articles published by different news agencies. We propose five different measures based on Twitter activity networks and use them to compare the propagation process. Using a dataset of tweets collected over a period of six months, we provide crucial insights into factors that influence the spread of news articles and provide a comprehensive account of news article propagation on Twitter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages205-210
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
Event22nd Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems, WITS 2012 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Dec 15 2012Dec 16 2012

Other

Other22nd Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems, WITS 2012
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period12/15/1212/16/12

Keywords

  • Information diffusion
  • Micro-blogging
  • News diffusion
  • Social media
  • Social networks
  • Twitter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems

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    Bhattacharya, D., & Ram, S. (2012). News article propagation on twitter based on network measures - An exploratory analysis. 205-210. Paper presented at 22nd Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems, WITS 2012, Orlando, FL, United States.