Q/A: How Pew Research mapped the conversations on Twitter -
A conversation with Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Research Internet Project, about the project’s new report on mapping Twitter conversations.
Why even attempt to map Twitter conversations? What’s the value here?
The view from above: A “Polarized Crowd” on Twitter — two big and dense groups that have little connection between them.
The topics being discussed are often highly divisive and heated political subjects. In fact, there is usually little conversation between these groups despite the fact that they are focused on the same topic. Polarized Crowds on Twitter are not arguing. They are ignoring one another while pointing to different web resources and using different hashtags.
Have you ever wondered what a Twitter conversation looks like from 10,000 feet? We’ve taken a picture of it for you.
By analyzing many thousands of Twitter conversations, we identified 6 different Twitter conversational archetypes. How are these networks forming? Which crowd do you run with? Take a look at our NEW REPORT on mapping Twitter conversations: http://pewrsr.ch/1oWq6Am
5% of Americans who are in a marriage or committed relationship say they met their significant other online. -
This + 5 other facts about online dating you might not have known …
Love means never having to say I'm sorry ... in person. -
23% of 18-29 year olds in serious relationships report resolving an argument using digital tools that they were having trouble resolving in person.
Data for breakfast: As of September 2013, 86% of American adults use the internet.
The user size of various social networking sites … Facebook still the giant.
6 new facts about Facebook -
Facebook turns 10 tomorrow. It is the dominant social networking platform, used by 57% of all adults. Here are 6 fresh facts about Facebook you might not have known …
Fully 63% of Facebook users report going on the site at least daily (with 40% logging on multiple times per day), giving it not only the highest overall percentage of users, but also the most engaged. Just 14% of Facebook users say that they visit the site less than once a week.
Happy almost 10th birthday to Facebook; we’ll have brand new stats for you early next week.
UPDATED: Device ownership over time, among adults.