Our work with Twitter and politics has now moved beyond the 2012 election. We just set up a tweet collection database to track the Occupy Wall Street movement. It uses the 140dev framework to collect all tweets containing #ows, #occupy, and #occupywalllstreet.
This will be used to document our tools and methodology to automate a Twitter engagement campaign. In this case we’ll be building up a new political account we started called @4more. You can follow this work on our 140elect.com blog.
Update, 1/21/12: The tweet flow for #OWS has dwindled down to a point where it isn’t worth tracking, so we’ve turned this system off for now. Hopefully the Occupy movement will become active again in the spring.