Bird's eye view of how Australians use Twitter
Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 23/05/2012 15:09
Beer lovers, fans of Justin Bieber, evangelical groups and Adelaide foodies are among the most isolated groups on Twitter.
But discussions about politics, the internet and the price of gas bills were some of the most connected topics, according to a study of shared interests among Australia's estimated two million Twitter users.
The Queensland University of Technology's Institute for Creative Innovation has defined the Twittersphere for the first time, establishing the connections and interests of more than 950,000 local Twitter accounts and mapping the links of the 120,000 most connected users.