An Evaluation of Twitter Ranking Using the Retweet Information

Jae-Young Chang


Recently, as Social Network Services(SNS), such as Twitter, Facebook, are becoming more popular, much research has been doing actively. However, since SNS has been launched recently, related researches are also infant level. Especially, search engines serviced in web potals simply show the postings in order of upload time. Searching the postings in Twitter should be different from web search, which is based on traditional TF-IDF. In this paper, we present the new method of searching and ranking the interesting postings in Twitter. In proposed method, we utilize the frequency of retweets as a major factor for estimating the quality of postings. It can be an important criteria since users tend to retweet the valuable postings. Experimental results show that proposed method can be applied successfully in Twitter search system.

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