New York Times: News Shared on Twitter Can Drive the Conversation, Study Finds

New York Times: News Shared on Twitter Can Drive the Conversation, Study Finds. “For years, investigating the American media’s influence on discourse has required studying the conversations we have at homes, in the public square and in office corridors, to try to understand what prompted them. But a paper published Thursday in the journal Science offers a new, albeit unorthodox, method: The authors brought the media in on the experiment, persuading more than 30 outlets to agree to time publication of some stories so researchers could track how the pieces affected discussion online.”

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