Twitter Session Analytics: Profiling Users

TitleTwitter Session Analytics: Profiling Users
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsF. Kooti, E. Moro, and K. Lerman
Secondary AuthorsE. Spiro, and Y. Y. Ahn
Conference NameProceedings of the 8th International Conference (SocInfo2016)
Abstract

Human behavior shows strong daily, weekly, and monthly patterns. In this work, we demonstrate online behavioral changes that occur on a much smaller time scale: minutes, rather than days or weeks. Specifically, we study how people distribute their effort over different tasks during periods of activity on the Twitter social platform. We demonstrate that later in a session on Twitter, people prefer to perform simpler tasks, such as replying and retweeting others