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1. Moström, Mathilda. Longitudinal study of links, linkshorteners, and Bitly usage on Twitter.

Degree: Computer and Information Science, 2020, Linköping University

Social networks attract millions of users who want to share information and connect with people. One of those platforms are Twitter,which has the power to greatly shape people's opinions and thoughts. It is therefore important to understand how information is shared among users. In this thesis, we characterize the link sharing usage on Twitter, placing particular focus on third-party link shortener services that hide the actual URL from the users until the users click on a generic, shortened URL, focusing mainly on the link management platform Bitly. The purpose of this thesis is to analyze link usage among users over a specific time period, the domains that different users and link shortens direct their users to and compare the click rates of such links with the corresponding retweet rates to see how this vary over time. We use a measurement framework that is developed by two other students from Linköping University to collect datasets over different time periods. First, we will compare a one-week-long dataset from the spring of 2019 to one that is gathered one year later in the spring of 2020. Two additional one-week-long datasets has also been collected during the spring of 2020. We use the two main datasets, separated by a year, to evaluate long-term differences, and the three datasets from the spring of 2020 to analyze shorter-term variations in the link usage. The study highlights with this approach is to be able to highlight significant patterns over time, including with regard to what domains that are tweeted. We have found that the usage of URL link shorterns has not decreased over the last year, though the usage of specifically Bitly has done so. The top domains with highest occurrences from 2019 did not get to keep their high rankings in 2020, this is especially true for facebook.com whose occurrence has dropped by 2.7 percentage points in 2020. Our conclusion is that the difference between the years is not huge but that there are some interesting trends and patterns. Given the prevailing pandemic Covid-19, we have also chosen to do a minor analysis  of how many users of Twitter link to domains related to this. It turned out that the link sharing of Covid-19 related substances decreased quite sharply during our analysis period.

Subjects/Keywords: Linkshortener; Bilty; Twitter; Link usage; URL-shortener; Longitudinal study of links; Engineering and Technology; Teknik och teknologier; Computer Sciences; Datavetenskap (datalogi)

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APA (6th Edition):

Moström, M. (2020). Longitudinal study of links, linkshorteners, and Bitly usage on Twitter. (Thesis). Linköping University. Retrieved from http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-168629

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Moström, Mathilda. “Longitudinal study of links, linkshorteners, and Bitly usage on Twitter.” 2020. Thesis, Linköping University. Accessed January 19, 2021. http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-168629.

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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Moström, Mathilda. “Longitudinal study of links, linkshorteners, and Bitly usage on Twitter.” 2020. Web. 19 Jan 2021.

Vancouver:

Moström M. Longitudinal study of links, linkshorteners, and Bitly usage on Twitter. [Internet] [Thesis]. Linköping University; 2020. [cited 2021 Jan 19]. Available from: http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-168629.

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Council of Science Editors:

Moström M. Longitudinal study of links, linkshorteners, and Bitly usage on Twitter. [Thesis]. Linköping University; 2020. Available from: http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-168629

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2. Järpehult, Oscar. Longitudinal measurements of link usage on Twitter.

Degree: Computer and Information Science, 2019, Linköping University

As Twitter launched with their unique way of limiting posts to only 140 characters the usage of link shorteners was brought forth. This was the only way to fit long URLs in tweets until Twitter solved this by providing their own integrated link shortener. This study investigates how links are used on Twitter. The study include both care fulldata collection including multiple APIs and analysis of the collected data providing new insight into this topic. It was found that a small set of internet domains account for a large part of the links found in posted tweets. This set of top occurring domains did not necessarily reflect the top domains typically on common internet top lists. When looking at link shorteners in posted tweets we found that “bit.ly” was the most common one. Due to our method of collecting data we had the possibility of looking up the amount of clicks “bit.ly” links had received. We compared the click data to the amount of retweets the tweets containing these links had received and this led to some interesting discoveries regarding the ratio between these two.

Subjects/Keywords: Twitter; Bitly; Link Usage; Link Shortener; User Behaviour; Data Collection; Statistics; Metrics; Computer and Information Sciences; Data- och informationsvetenskap

…different subsets of this data. Category All Tweets Link Tweets Shortener Tweets Bitly Tweets… …that contains atleast one link, “Shortener Tweets” are tweets that contain a link where the… …common link shortener were Bitly with 164,307 occurrences. This differs from another metric… …link. The symbol in each cell indicates which information that can be extracted from the same… …Furthermore, we provide insight into various areas of link usage and user behaviour on Twitter for… 

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APA (6th Edition):

Järpehult, O. (2019). Longitudinal measurements of link usage on Twitter. (Thesis). Linköping University. Retrieved from http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-159331

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Järpehult, Oscar. “Longitudinal measurements of link usage on Twitter.” 2019. Thesis, Linköping University. Accessed January 19, 2021. http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-159331.

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Järpehult, Oscar. “Longitudinal measurements of link usage on Twitter.” 2019. Web. 19 Jan 2021.

Vancouver:

Järpehult O. Longitudinal measurements of link usage on Twitter. [Internet] [Thesis]. Linköping University; 2019. [cited 2021 Jan 19]. Available from: http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-159331.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Järpehult O. Longitudinal measurements of link usage on Twitter. [Thesis]. Linköping University; 2019. Available from: http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-159331

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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