[Air-L] Do You Follow on Twitter?

Eric P. S. Baumer ebaumer at ics.uci.edu
Mon Mar 8 11:13:54 PST 2010

(apologies for cross-posting)

We're looking for participants for a study of following on Twitter 
(details below). Please forward this information to local and 
departmental mailing lists. Also, if you're interested in participating, 
please feel free to respond. If you're on Twitter, please consider 
sending the tweet below.

Tweet: participate in a study of #following on Twitter: 
http://bit.ly/1L3qLC. please RT.


Do You Use Twitter? Join Research about Following on Twitter

- A regular user of Twitter or other microblogging service (such as 
Jaiku) – must be following at least 5 other users
- Can participate in phone/Skype interview, or lives near Orange County, CA
- Owns a personal computer
- Age of 18 or over

The purpose of this research is to investigate how people follow and 
interact on Twitter and other microblogs. Participation in this research 
will involve in-person interviews every 4 to 6 weeks lasting through 
Spring of 2010, and possibly one or more group interviews. There is no 
risk to participants and involvement can be ended at any time. 
Participants will be entered in a drawing for a $100 Amazon.com gift 
card at the end of the research period. Participants’ privacy and rights 
will be completely protected.  Participation is completely voluntary and 
may be discontinued at any time.

If interested contact:

Lead Researcher - Eric Baumer: ebaumer at uci.edu
Department of Informatics
University of California, Irvine

Co-Researcher - Allison Leis: aleis at uci.edu

Faculty Sponsor - Bill Tomlinson

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