Twitter Accents - você tem?

A new piece of research undertaken by academics in the USA has identified the phenomenon of regional accents in the way we Tweet. The study is great, not just because serious measured research of Twitter behaviour is extremely limited but also because it throws up some interesting broader questions about the interaction between communications on and offline. TWR undertook a massive project of twitter monitoring during the World Cup reading hundreds of thousands of Tweets in Portugues. One of the most interesting things about undertaking the project was observing the different language uses amongst different ages and between men and women as well as the different regional accents and use of specific words depending on region. So we firmly believe that the processes identified in the USA have relevance here in Brasil too. How about you and your own tweeting - do you observe differences amongst your friends and followers? Lets us know here or tweet us ...