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Twitter erases out distance barrier among users: Research

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 13:55

London: In a research conducted by Kalev Leetaru and colleagues at the University of Illinois, it was found that Twitter has been able to erase out the distance barrier and help its users stay in touch.

Twitter users, the research analyzed, tweeted more frequently to those who were far apart in locations than those who resided nearby. The farthest the other person the more number of tweets exchanged.

According to the report the research did not focus on the content of the tweets but focused upon the geographical location of the user.

Indonesian capital Jakarta topped the list where the most geographically tagged tweets originated followed by New York.

The distance did not matter even when it came to news stories and sources. The research found that the user`s current location was not directly linked to which news story or source was read, tagged or forwarded.


First Published: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 13:54

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