Given data on prevalance of links in Retweets, can you tell the chances of a tweet with link will be Retweeted?
There are many articles on what increases your Tweet’s chances of getting Retweeted.
There is one article I saw that found that
- Among the tweets that were Retweeted, 56.7% had a link in them
- Among the tweets that were not Retweeted, 19% had a link in them
Given this data, can you tell the chances of your Tweet with link getting Retweeted?
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Note 1: I am not attesting to the validity of this data nor am I supporting any other claims made in the rest of the article.
Note 2: Keep in mind fallacy of composition – what is true of a part cannot be treated as true of the whole. As Sowell nicely put it, “If one person stands up in a stadium, she can see better than others. But if everyone stands up …”
Note3: The Fast Company article that gave us this data says in its title, “scientifically proven ways to get retweeted”. I do not get it. They did not start with a hypothesis, did not do controlled experiment, and are not looking for evidence that would falsify their claims. How can this is be scientifically proven?