Double Twitter follows relations

Nov 11, 2014 at 9:58 PM
First of all; thanks for developing this great tool!

I have a question which I am not able to answer right now. I have looked at all the threads about duplicates, without succes.

For a SNA analysis we imported an ego Twitter network and after that we imported the network of all the relations of the ego. The result was an network with over 180.000 edges.

We merged the duplicate edges per relation type (follows, mentions, replies).

After merging the duplicate edges we discovered that there were also duplicate follows relationsships. And I am not able to explain that. Duplicate mentions and replies between A and B is obvious, but you cannot follow someone twice on Twitter.

Do you have any idea? Is this a Twitter import bug?

Again thanks for the great tool!