'Twitter users behave as info broadcasters'

Twitter users not only consumed news worthy information, but behaved as broadcasters of the information to other users at the same time, said H Raghav Rao.

Delivering a special Lecture on ‘Second level gatekeeping and Content Concentration in Twitter: An Analysis of the 2009 Gaza Conflict,’ organised by International School of information Management (ISiM), here recently, he said, the rise of social media allows the online public to actively participate in processes of online news creation and circulation.

He demonstrated how ‘second-level ‘gate-keeping occurs by users of Twitter from examples of analysis of the ‘2009 Gaza Conflict’ using statistical hypothesis testing, and how it follows exponential decay law with time, said the release.

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