Influential users on Twitter.

Which Twitter users are influential?

The algorithm described in the research is unique in that it incorporates what the authors call “passivity.”
 
The study found that a large majority of Twitter users act as passive information consumers and rarely forward (“retweet”) content to the network.  To become influential, users must not only catch the attention of their followers; they must also overcome their followers’ predisposition to remain passive.

There are other ways to compute this data. Retweets and @ replies can also yield results for finding influential users.



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