Researchers say they can profile a Twitter user in just 50 tweets

05/31/2013 | Economist (tiered subscription model), The

There's a growing body of research dedicated to figuring out what people's blog posts and Twitter messages say about their personality. Based on a study of 90 million people's Twitter usage, researchers at IBM's Almaden Research Center say it's possible to create a reasonably accurate personality profile of a single user from a sample of 50 tweets, using an analysis of word choices and other aspects of their messages.

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