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Table 2 A glossary of Twitter-related terms

From: Misinformation about spinal manipulation and boosting immunity: an analysis of Twitter activity during the COVID-19 crisis

EngagementThe number of times a tweet is liked and retweeted.
FollowerA Twitter user who subscribes to the Tweets (i.e. posts) of another Twitter user.
Hashtag (#)A word or phrase preceded by a hash sign (#) used on social media to identify a specific theme or topic.
InfluencerAn individual who has the power to affect purchase decisions of others because of their authority, knowledge, position, or relationship with their audience (Talkwalker’s definition).
LikeWhen a Twitter user acknowledges another user’s tweet (i.e. post).
MentionAny Twitter activity that contains the search terms (Tweets, retweets, likes etc.)
Potential ReachThe number of potential followers (i.e. subscribers) reached by the Tweet.
RetweetWhen a tweet is retweeted (re-posted) by another Twitter user.
Sentiment ScoreSentiment is an expression of the emotional tone behind the tweet that attempts to summarize the attitudes and opinions being expressed. The sentiment score is an integer value which sums the sentiment values of individual mentions [30].
TweetA post on Twitter made by an individual on their own behalf or as a representative of a group/organization.