The Iranian Election on Twitter:

The First Eighteen Days

The Iranian Electon on Twitter

Key Findings

  • From 7 June 2009 until the time of publication
    (26 June 2009), we have recorded 2,024,166
    tweets about the election in Iran.
  • Approximately 480,000 users have contributed
    to this conversation alone.
  • 59.3% of users tweet just once, and these users
    contribute 14.1% of the total number.
  • The top 10% of users in our study account for
    65.5% of total tweets.
  • 1 in 4 tweets about Iran is a retweet of another
    user’s content.

The Iranian Election on Twitter (pdf)


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