Ageing factor:a potential altmetric for observing events and attention spans in microblogs

Abstract

We present an initial examination of the (alt)metric ageing factor to study posts in Twitter. Ageing factor was used to characterize a sample of tweets, which contained a variety of astronomical terms. It was found that ageing factor can detect topics that both cause people to retweet faster than baseline values, and topics that hold people’s attention for longer than baseline values.

Divisions: Aston Business School > Operations & Information Management
Aston Business School > Advanced Services Group
Event Title: 1st International Workshop on Knowledge Extraction and Consolidation from Social Media
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2012-11-11
Full Text Link: http://ceur-ws. ... -895/paper5.pdf
Related URLs: http://www.scop ... tnerID=8YFLogxK (Scopus URL)
Published Date: 2012
Authors: Uren, Victoria ( 0000-0002-1303-5574)
Dadzie, Aba-Sah

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