Synchronicity - Twitter as a Social Network Chapter I

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Are follow and unfollow decissions on Twitter in sync?

Chapter I: Outline of this study

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Synchronicity - Twitter as a Social Network Chapter I

  1. 1. Synchronicity Is Twitter a self organized network?
  2. 2. Definition: Synchronicity Synchronicity is the experience of two or more events that are causally unrelated occurring together in a meaningful manner.   ( Wikipedia )
  3. 3. Event: Follow/Unfollow on Twitter X A B UserA follows UserX UserB follows UserX
  4. 4. Event: Follow/Unfollow on Twitter X A B UserA follows UserX UserB follows UserX Synchron?
  5. 5. Study Objectives <ul><li>Is there a synchronicity of follow/unfollow events?
  6. 6. If so... </li><ul><li>How frequently are they?
  7. 7. Who is causing event? UserA or UserB or equal.
  8. 8. Is Follow/Unfollow of UserX predictable? </li></ul><li> </li></ul>
  9. 9. Termination <ul><li>Reason for follow/unfollow seen as blackbox
  10. 10. Observation based on subset of all users on Twitter
  11. 11. Observation based on new events only
  12. 12. </li></ul>
  13. 13. What's next? <ul>Chapter II Digression on Agent Systems Chapter III Measurement Conditions </ul>
  14. 14. Thank you... Thorsten Zoerner [email_address] http://twitter.com/zoernert

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