Tweets/likes crossover

by Andrew Gelman on March 25, 2012 · 3 comments

in Blogs,Media

To continue from Josh Tucker’s discussion . . .

I posted an entry (“Voting patterns of America’s whites, from the masses to the elites”) both here and at the sister blog.

From the Monkey Cage: 51 tweets, 19 likes.

From Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science: 15 tweets, 66 likes.

An odd non-monotonicity. I’m not on twitter or facebook and have no hypotheses here.


John Sides March 25, 2012 at 2:53 pm

You are on Twitter, by the way:!/StatModeling.

Thomas Leeper March 26, 2012 at 12:47 am

Today’s xkcd was apparently timely:

Andy Guess March 27, 2012 at 7:09 pm

H1a: Twitter is the network of choice for sending out links to academic research.
H1b: The volume of tweets to a blog post is a function of overall traffic to the blog.

H2: Readers of GelmanBlog (being social scientists and/or stats geeks) are more likely to have a close network of Facebook friends who either read GelmanBlog or are predisposed to find its content interesting.

H3: People retweet interesting links from Matthew Yglesias.

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