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Misreports of Twitter use


Richards, A. (2014). Misreports of Twitter use. In K. Woodfield (Ed.), Social Media in Social Research: Blogs on Blurring the Boundaries (Chap. 30) London, UK: NatCen Social Research.


The past year some colleagues and I have been testing out the possibility of collecting survey data on Twitter. At the start of our study, we asked participants how much they Tweet [1]. We then tracked their actual use of Twitter during the study, and it was surprising how inaccurate they were when reporting their use of Twitter.