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Twitter Filled With 'Pointless Babble,' Study Finds

Aug 14, 2009, 23:31 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kenneth Corbin)

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"One such effort comes from Pear Analytics, which recently analyzed a sample of 2,000 tweets and organized them into six categories: News, Spam, Self-Promotion, Pointless Babble, Conversational and Pass-Along Value.

"The results? Pear Analytics declared pointless babble the winner, comprising 40.6 percent of the tweets in the sample.

"That would suggest that for many, Twitter remains an unsophisticated vehicle for folks who take its essential question -- "What are you doing?" -- at face value, and offer the world status updates about things like shopping for produce or waiting in line at Starbuck's."

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