Using a corpus of approximately 43,000 ratings, the authors asked: “What content do Twitter users value? For example, do users value personal updates while disliking opinions?” and “Why are some tweets valued more than others?”
The study is self-archived on the author’s website. Here is the full reference:
Paul André, Michael S. Bernstein and Kurt Luther
“Who Gives A Tweet? Evaluating Microblog Content Value”
Author copy of final version.
CSCW’12, February 11–15, 2012, Seattle, Washington
2012 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work.