I Wish I Didn't Say That! Analyzing and Predicting Deleted Messages in Twitter

Sasa Petrovic, Miles Osborne, Victor Lavrenko

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Twitter has become a major source of data for social media researchers. One important aspect of Twitter not previously considered are deletions – removal of tweets from the stream. Deletions can be due to a multitude of reasons such as privacy concerns, rashness or attempts to undo public statements. We show how deletions can be automatically predicted ahead of time and analyse which tweets are likely to be deleted and how.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalComputing Research Repository (CoRR)
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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