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More room for greater depth and detail: implications for academic research of Twitter's expanded character limit

Ahmed, Wasim (2018) More room for greater depth and detail: implications for academic research of Twitter's expanded character limit. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (09 Feb 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Twitter makes its data available in real-time and at no cost, making it a popular data source for many academic researchers. Wasim Ahmed discusses some of the implications of the decision to expand the character limit from 140 to 280. Greater space makes for greater depth and detail, addressing the difficulties of interpretation that 140-character tweets would sometimes present. However, some data retrieval tools have been slow to catch up, and the change may also make historical comparisons problematic. Overall, the character increase is of value to researchers and should inspire further innovative and exciting research.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2018 14:35
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2019 23:15
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/88756

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