What's in a tweet

Unattributed, The Economist, Sept 30, 2011
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Increasingly, it's what's happening behind the scenes that's important on the internet. The simple Twitter tweet is a case in point. The reader sees only your 140 character message. The computer program accessing the Twitter API sees a host of related data, more than enough to construct a sophisticated graph. This article from the Economist offers a compelling look at the anatomy of a tweet. Related: Facebook keeps a history of everyone who ever poked you, along with a lot of other data. See also Doug Peterson from last May.
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