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In view of the fact that the propagation path topology cannot effectively deal with complex social network consists of hundreds of millions of users. More researchers choose to use machine learning methods to complete retweet prediction. Those use the classification method to judge whether a message will be retweeted or not. This paper argues that retweet prediction should be regression analysis problem, not just the classification problem. Through collecting user characteristics on Twitter and selecting some features which have an important impact on the retweet behavior, a prediction algorithm based on the logistic regression for users retweet times in social network was proposed.