Booth No. : A20

Presentation Representative : Hiromi Shirai

Person in Charge of the Project : Twitter Communication Project

Shirai Lab
Analysis of Why People “Favoring” Silly Tweets by Use of Sociolinguistics


According to the investigation by IICP (Institute for Information and Communications Policy), the rate of our usage of twitter has reached 17.5% in 2013, and still increases every year. How do the twitter users communicate with each other through this not-face-to-face service, which is composed of only textual data? One of its characteristic methods is “favoring” (mark others’ tweets as a favorite), and we can see today that many users favoring other users’ “silly” tweets. We analyze their behavior by using the theory of politeness, and by looking at the conversational closings. text only)