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An unprecedented analysis reveals that the micro-blogging service is remarkably effective at spreading "important" information.
By Christopher Mims
It's basically impossible for a
journalist who relies on Twitter to find stories, stalk editors, rack up "whuffie" and beef with rap
to be objective about the service.
Fortunately, I don't have to be, because
four researchers from the Department of Computer Science at the Korea Advanced
Institute of Science and Technology have performed a multi-part analysis of Twitter. They
conclude that it's a surprisingly interconnected network and an effective way
to filter quality information.
In a move unprecedented in the history of
academic research on Demi Moore's chosen medium for feuding with Kim
Kwak et al. built an array of 20 PCs to slurp down the entire contents of Twitter over the course of a month. If you were
on Twitter in July 2009, you participated in their experiment.