Universities weigh in on the science of Tweeting

A lot can be said in 140 characters but, according to new research, a quarter of people aren’t paying attention to most of it, LiveScience reports. At least that is what researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, MIT and Georgia Institute of Technology found in a study that examined whether people liked or disliked the 200 million tweets that are sent each day.  According to the researchers, a quarter of tweets are rated as not worth reading.  

“If we understood what is worth reading and why, we might design better tools for presenting and filtering content, as well as help people understand the expectations of other users,” said Paul André, lead author of the study.

To investigate those expectations, the researchers set up “Who Gives a Tweet?” a website which encouraged users to rate their like or dislike of other people’s tweets……Read More