A look behind the tweet May 6, 2010Posted by Edwin Ritter in Trends.
Tags: Social Media, tweets, Twitter
What’s in a tweet? Well, actually, there is a lot. There is the visible text of 140 characters, of course. But, you might be surprised to know that tweet text is only part of the information conveyed when using twitter. Behind each tweet, some of what is included is the tweet unique id, the author’s user id, his/her url, biography and the tweet creation date. Other tweet information includes time zone where the author resides, number of tweets, followers, favorites, how long he/she has been tweeting, country and the application used to generate the tweet.
Most twitter users do not need to know this. Analytic types and software developers can use this as a structure to monitor trends, verify applications, integrate with other social media platforms and so on.
Did you realize all that was included in each tweet? Do you care? Let me know via a comment here, or send me a tweet! My id is @efr0702