The Science of ReTweets: Updated Presentation





I study ReTweets because I believe they offer an unprecedented window into how people spread ideas. And while Twitter may be threatening to mangle them, I think they’re still the most important innovation to come from microblogging yet.

I gave this presentation, or a version of it, at a few conferences this summer and since then I’ve done a bunch more analysis. So I added all my new data to the slideshow, included a video interview with me after Social Media Camp and uploaded it to SlideShare for your viewing pleasure.

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Frederick Townes August 21, 2009 at 3:11 am

Well done Dan. Thanks for the update.

jeremyhilton August 21, 2009 at 9:54 am

Not sure if you read the recent eMarketer post which breaks down Tweets by content.

http://www.emarketer.com/Article.aspx?R=1007238

paulcastain August 22, 2009 at 9:32 am

Very helpful Dan. Thanks for all your helpful posts!

Respectfully,
Paul Castain

geminijess August 26, 2009 at 6:55 pm

I couldn't agree more – ReTweets bounce around knowledge, ideas, information, and video content around as if a lightening speed beach ball. As an online community we are able to share and connect with similar likes and passions, it's fascinating! And also, a wonderful slide presentation, I enjoyed it. Well done!

geminijess August 27, 2009 at 1:55 am

I couldn't agree more – ReTweets bounce around knowledge, ideas, information, and video content around as if a lightening speed beach ball. As an online community we are able to share and connect with similar likes and passions, it's fascinating! And also, a wonderful slide presentation, I enjoyed it. Well done!

Jim Mitchem February 9, 2010 at 4:27 pm

Nicely done. But here's a question – why do people 'thank' other people for retweets? I don't get that: http://bit.ly/bOClNh

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