A survey of researching on micro-blogging [chapter]

Lei-Na Ji, Wei-Jiang Li, Hui Deng, Feng Wang
2013 Environment, Energy and Sustainable Development  
Micro-blogging is an emerging internet communication platform based on the social relationships. It can be used to share, disseminate and obtain all kinds of real-time updated information with about 140 words. Currently, micro-blogging becomes more and more popular since users exploit it to achieve a wide variety of social purposes. According to relevant public data, the earliest and most famous micro-blogging --Twitter already has 500 million registered users in the world. Thus we survey the
more » ... nsiderable literature on Twitter and show masses of research theoretical results in the area obtained over the past few years. By reading the paper, we hope authors can gain an in-depth understanding of the current research focus and tendency related to the results of the Twitter. Specifically, in this paper, we first introduce micro-blogging and its difference with traditional blogging. Then we list several different research directions about Twitter as well as their research purposes, methods and conclusions. Finally, we show the gaps of previous researches and prospect the future work of micro-blogging.
doi:10.1201/b16320-214 fatcat:lmfpmdwoabdfnoqqxb45qw3bqq