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Global connectivity and multilinguals in the twitter network

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This article analyzes the global connectivity of the Twitter retweet and mentions network and the role of multilingual users engaging with content in multiple languages. The network is heavily structured by language with most mentions and retweets directed to users writing in the same language. Users writing in multiple languages are more active, authoring more tweets than monolingual users. These multilingual users play an important bridging role in the global connectivity of the network. Th...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1145/2556288.2557203

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Oxford Internet Institute
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Publisher:
Association for Computing Machinery
Host title:
Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings
Journal:
Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2014 More from this journal
Pages:
833-842
Publication date:
2014-08-01
Acceptance date:
2014-01-13
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9781450324731
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pubs:466611
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uuid:25844986-c78d-4eaa-9241-06b7cfc97088
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pubs:466611
Source identifiers:
466611
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2016-03-19

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