Document Type

Other

Publication Date

9-13-2010

Course

Global Political Communication (030:166:001)

Instructor

G. R. Boynton

Twitter Search Words

Aaliyah, Setembro, Obama

Search Start Date

September 10, 2010

Search End Date

September 10, 2010

Abstract

There are three conventions in Twitter to make Twitter more convenient for users. These conventions are the Hashtag (#), URL, and RT. Hashtag format is #. It describes the general topic of a twitter message. For example, if someone wrote a twitter message and put # Obama then that twitter message is written about Obama. Also as each Twitter message has a limit of 140 characters, twitter users use a URL to expand their stories from linked URL. RT means retweeting and this is quoting another twitter message. It is usually done by writing message @, someone’s name, and original message. In this report we are going to describe the use of these three conventions in political messages v. non-political messages.

Keywords

hashtag (#), URL (http), RT @ (retweet)

Total Messages

2757

Rights

Copyright © 2010 Lauren Groeper, Emilie Lee, Hassanein Ahmed, and Alec Siglin

Additional Files

aaliya.xls (29 kB)
Aaliyah

obama.xls (822 kB)
Obama

setembro.xls (5 kB)
Setembro

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/polisci_nmp/36