Create an edge for retweets

Jul 28, 2015 at 7:18 PM
How would I create an edge for the retweets in a twitter user network?
Coordinator
Jul 28, 2015 at 7:46 PM
Hello!

Thank you for the interest in NodeXL.

You could create a formula that looks at the Tweet column for "RT". This could be used to change the Relationship type from "Reply" to "RT".

We currently consider all RTs to be Replies.

Does this address your question? Let me know if I can help further!

Regards,

Marc
Aug 11, 2015 at 4:23 PM
Am I right in thinking that both 'new' and 'old' style retweets are treated the same by NodeXL and both will always come through as replies?
Coordinator
Aug 11, 2015 at 5:05 PM
Hello!

We evaluate the relationship type of a Tweet based on the textual analysis of its content, not the extraction of headers.

If a tweet starts with an "@" it is a reply. If it also contains an "@" later in the text, it is also a "reply".

Regards,

Marc