January 16, 2022

New Social Media Research: “Evaluating Marijuana-Related Tweets On Twitter”

The following research paper (preprint) will be presented next week at the IEEE CCWC 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Evaluating Marijuana-Related Tweets On Twitter


Anh Nguyen
University of Denver

Quang Hoang

Hung Nguyen

Dong Nguyen

Tuan Tran
Sullivan University


via arXiv


This paper studies marijuana-related tweets in social network Twitter. We collected more than 300,000 marijuana related tweets during November 2016 in our study. Our text mining based algorithms and data analysis unveil some interesting patterns including: (i) users’ attitudes (e.g., positive or negative) can be characterized by the existence of outer links in a tweet; (ii) 67% users use their mobile phones to post their messages while many users publish their messages using third party automatic posting services; and (3) the number of tweets during weekends is much higher than during weekdays. Our data also showed the impact of the political events such as the U.S. presidential election or state marijuana legalization votes on the marijuana-related tweeting frequencies.

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See Also: From the Same Group of Researchers:  “420 Friendly”: Revealing Marijuana Use via Craigslist Rental Ads” (via arXiv)

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