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Twitter Politics: Collecting tweets for potential 2012 candidates

by Adam Green on December 28, 2010

in Twitter Politics

I’ve built a tweet aggregation database for the 2012 election, and I’m using the streaming API to collect all tweets for the possible candidates. I want to go a lot further than just collecting their tweets, though. I think there will be all kinds of fascinating data to mine from the way these Twitter accounts develop over the next two years. How fast are they gathering followers, what tags do they use, how many people mention them? Right now I’m doing basic research, but I think this could justify an entire site.

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