X ( Formely Twitter )

X, formerly Twitter (2006–2023), is an online social media platform and microblogging service that distributes short messages of no more than 280 characters. The service was influential in shaping politics and culture in the early 21st century. The successor to Twitter, X Corp., is a wholly owned subsidiary of X Holdings Corp., which is owned by South African–born American entrepreneur Elon Musk.

X has been used for a variety of purposes in many industries and scenarios. For example, it has been used to organize protests, including the protests over the 2009 Moldovan election, the 2009 student protests in Austria, the 2009 Gaza–Israel conflict, the 2009 Iranian green revolution, the 2010 Toronto G20 protests, the 2010 Bolivarian Revolution, the 2010 Stuttgart21 protests in Germany, the 2011 Egyptian Revolution2011 England riots, the 2011 United States Occupy movement, the 2011 anti-austerity movement in Spain, the 2011 Aganaktismenoi movements in Greece, the 2011 demonstration in Rome, the 2011 Wisconsin labor protests, the 2012 Gaza–Israel conflict, the 2013 protests in Brazil, and the 2013 Gezi Park protests in Turkey.

In today’s society it’s common knowledge that Twitter is an enormously successful social medium. Honing one’s ability to function on that platform is becoming increasingly important, as its use expands. For an author, the ability to use tweets to increase the number of your readers and the quantity of book sales makes great business sense.

While you are becoming familiar with the fast-paced world of tweeting, certain obvious questions arise. One of the most-asked questions is how to increase your “following.”

The initial answer is for you to follow more people. Every day you should make searches, using keywords that pertain to you as an author or to fields addressed in the works you write. Then, “follow” those users found by your searches. They are potential readers. They are individuals that have shown, through their Twitter profiles, that they are interested in the subjects you searched.

Those whom you’ve followed will probably, in turn, check you out. When they see you’re an author of a genre they like, they will choose to follow you. It’s sort of an unspoken rule on Twitter for followers to reciprocate interest in each other.

Chances are almost everyone has heard of Twitter by now and the communication phenomenon it has quickly become in the last three years. Twitter is a social networking site that people can join for the purpose of micro-blogging. Micro-blogs, named “tweets,” are short messages of 140 characters or less. They can be sent and received using a variety of electronic tools, including cell phones and computers with Internet access.

The new communication style has been embraced by social networkers, news organizations, and businesses alike.

This project is focused on exploring the appealing trends in the profiles of different users, with respect to different aspects of the user demographics which includes gender, whether the user is an individual or an organization, psychological and their academic background, who had discussed psychological articles on Twitter.

To perform this task we retrieved the details of psychological articles, related tweets and twitter user details by web scraping using python. Then to assign suitable labels, we have used the Rapid Miner to create a model using training data. 

Remember Twitter Notes? It was supposed to be the feature that let Twitter users write whatever they want, blowing past the typical Twitter character limit. At the time, that limit was only 280 characters. After several updates this year, Twitter Blue subscribers can tweet up to 25,000 characters.

Now, CEO Elon Musk has seemingly confirmed that the company is still working on the Notes feature, but is rebranding it to Twitter Articles.

In a reply to a tweet noting the name change, Musk confirms that Articles will be the place to post “long, complex articles with mixed media.” He goes on to say that “You could publish a book if you want.”

While it does appear that on the day I tweeted 54 times there is a slight bump, it’s not much more than the general trend.

A few things I learned from this:

1. It’s really hard to tweet 24 times a day. At least it’s hard to tweet 24 articles. Sure, if they were just any old articles it would be easy, but I was trying to tweet good stuff, not junk, which meant I had to sift through a lot of junk to find what was worth reading. I didn’t read every article, I can tell you that. I didn’t even read most of them. I didn’t have time to. I basically tweeted the articles I would have liked to have read.

2. People don’t seem to care much about you just tweeting articles. Ok, they don’t care about me tweeting articles. An interesting future experiment would be to add personal comments to every tweet of an article and see if engagement is higher.

Twitter is an interactive social media platform established in 2006 that allows users to send 140-character messages to one another. Public health researchers have begun to use Twitter for research—both to interact with study participants and to mine the platform for data.

This growing body of work, however, has not yet been systematically studied. In this review, we analyzed 137 studies that used Twitter to conduct health research that collectively analyzed more than 5 billion tweets. We found that the majority of articles (57%) focused on analyzing the content of tweets, whereas other studies harnessed Twitter’s interactive features for recruitment or interventions.

Most studies were published in the past 2 years, and were supported by a wide variety of funders. Twitter-based public health research is a growing field. Future work is needed to help create standardized reporting guidelines to improve the reproducibility and comparability of Twitter studies.

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