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Perone, CS (2009)

An analysis of Benford's Law applied to Twitter

Pyevolve, 11 August.

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Abstract: Benfordís law is one of those very weird things that we canít explain, and when we discovery more and more events which obeys the law, we became astonished. Two men (Simon Newcomb Ė 1881 and Frank Benford Ė 1938) noted the law in the same way, while flipping pages of a logarithmic table book; they noticed that the pages in the beginning of the book were dirtier than the pages at the end. Currently, there is no a priori criteria that says to us when a dataset will or will not obey the Benfordís Law. And it is because of this, that Iíve done an analysis on the Twitter Public Timeline.

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Subject Area(s): General Interest