May 24, 2022

New Conference Paper: "How People Use Twitter in Different Languages"

Title: How People use Twitter in Different Languages (2 pages; PDF)

Authors: Wouter Weerkamp,  Simon Carter, and Manos Tsagkias

In: Proceedings of the ACM WebSci’11, June 14-17 2011, Koblenz, Germany (via Web Science Repository)


In this paper we describe how Twitter is used in various languages. We observe notable differences between languages regarding the use of hashtags, links, mentions, and conversations. We propose two dimensions that can be used to classify languages, each of which is likely to require different ways of analysis.

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