Researchers Look At Twitter To Measure Entrepreneurial Activity

Published: Monday, June 5, 2017 - 2:52pm
Updated: Monday, June 5, 2017 - 3:00pm

There are a number of ways to measure entrepreneurial activity, but what about social media — and specifically Twitter?

Researchers from ASU and Michigan State did just that: looking at tweets from people identifying themselves as entrepreneurs, and the connections between them.

The research also included following a few hashtags, like #smallbiz and #entrepreneur.

Elizabeth Mack is an economic geographer at Michigan State and one of the authors on a paper about this.

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