InfluenceTracker: Rating the Impact of a Twitter Account

  • Gerasimos Razis
  • Ioannis Anagnostopoulos
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 437)

Abstract

This paper describes a methodology for rating the influence of a Twitter account in this famous microblogging service. Then it is evaluated over real accounts, under the belief that influence is not only a matter of quantity (amount of followers), but also a mixture of quality measures that reflect interaction, awareness, and visibility in the social sphere. The authors of this paper have created “InfluenceTracker”, a publicly available website where anyone can rate and compare the recent activity of any Twitter account.

Keywords

Twitter Influence Information Diffusion 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerasimos Razis
    • 1
  • Ioannis Anagnostopoulos
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics Dpt.University of ThessalyLamiaGreece

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