Are Twitter members overly self-absorbed? Study shows most tweets are status updates

If you think Twitter is becoming a spam factory or real-time classified section, think again. A recent study by SemanticHacker found that 30 percent of tweets in English are about a user’s current status (how they feel, what they’re eating, et cetera), 27 percent are private conversations among Twitter users, and 10 percent are links to blogs and news articles. Meanwhile, spam messages, advertisements and product recommendations amount to 4 percent of tweets, respectively. “Only about 1…

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