Pew Research Center

Focus on Technology
1:02 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

How millions of tweets boil down to six conversations

As a broadcast station, WVXU's tweets are In-Hub & Spoke.
Marc Smith Social Media Research Foundation

Many people struggle to make sense of Twitter. The constant stream of information containing up to 140 characters can often overwhelm. But believe it or not all the tweets in the world appear to fit into just six patterns.

The Pew Research Center and the Social Media Research Foundation studied thousands of tweets over a four-year period and came up with these six different conversational archetypes.

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