Twitter Social Signals

  • Tweets – tweet can be just a statement made by a user Shared to followers. More relevent tweets, more network
  • Retweet "RT"



    • copy someone else’s tweet as one’s own,sometimes with additional comments. Retweet shows content quality
    • Retweets are marked with either “RT” followed by ‘@user id’ or “via @user id”
    • Retweet is considered the feature that has made Twitter a new medium of information dissemination   .  
  • Mentions / Reply -People often write a tweet addressing a specific user. We call such a tweet a mention.   Both replies and mentions include ‘@’ followed by the addressed user’s Twitter id. Mention helps in brand building & customer support.
  • Singleton – If a tweet has no reply or a retweet, then we call it a singleton. This means tweet need more relevance & more network to publish
  • Favorites-  Favorites, represented by a small star icon next to a Tweet, are most commonly used when users like a Tweet. Favoriting a Tweet can let the original poster know that you liked their Tweet, or you can save the Tweet for later. This reflects content quality