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Table 2 Summary of the user attributes derivable from native Twitter objects

From: Developing insights from the collective voice of target users in Twitter

Object Field Description Derivable user attributes
User name Name of the user Name, gender, age, race/ethnicity
location User-defined location for the account’s profile Location
url URL provided by the user in association with their profile Web site, blog, or other social media accounts
description User-defined description of their account Demographics, expertise, hobbies, interests, personality traits, political orientation
verified Whether Twitter has verified that the account of public interest is authentic Popularity
followers_count Number of users following the account Popularity
friends_count Number of users the account is following Sociability
listed_count Number of public lists that the user is a member of Popularity
favourites_count Number of tweets the user has liked in the account’s lifetime Posting activeness
statuses_count Number of tweets (including retweets) issued by the user Posting activeness
created_at UTC datetime that the user account was created on Twitter Account age
profile_image_url_https HTTPS-based URL pointing to the user’s profile image Gender, age, race/ethnicity
followers* List of users following the account Network
friends* List of users the account is following Network
Tweet created_at UTC time when the tweet was created Behavior
text Actual text of the status update Demographics, expertise, interests, personality traits, political orientation
coordinates Geographic location of the tweet as longitude and latitude coordinates Location, behavior
place Known place as city, state, or country Location, behavior
reply_count Number of times the tweet has been replied to Popularity
retweet_count Number of times the tweet has been retweeted by other users Popularity
favorite_count Number of times the tweet has been liked by other users Popularity
lang Machine-detected language of the tweet Language
retweeted_status Original tweet object if the tweet is a retweet Typical tweet or retweet