US Election in Social Media

US Election in Social Media

Source

Twitter

Description

Sampling Process: for each selection we gathered 100 tweets per hour for the past 16 days, for a total of 76,800 tweets. We then packed tweets in blocks of 6 hours, and for each block we obtained the most mentioned words. Columns in the table are associated to these 64 blocks. This data set comprises only a sample of the total amount of Tweets surrounding the election.

Sample range: October 23, 2012 - November 7, 2012 in 6-hour blocks

Average occurrences = average per 6/hr over the course of the sample
English corpus occurrences = measure of how common the word normally is in English

Source for the English Corpus Occurrences: 
TV and movie script corpus (unit = # of occurrences in this corpus)

  • Obama in time (occurrences each 6 hours, for 16 days)
    table (csv)
    [ list of words | average occurrences | english corpus occurrences | occurrences quarter 1 / day 1 | quarter 2 / day 1 | quarter 3 / day 1 | quarter 4 / day 1 | quarter 1 / day 2 | … | quarter 4 / day 16 ]
    aprox. dimensions 17x200
     
  • Romney in time
    table (csv)
    [ list of words | average occurrences | english corpus occurrences | occurrences quarter 1 / day 1 | quarter 2 / day 1 | quarter 3 / day 1 | quarter 4 / day 1 | quarter 1 / day 2 | … | quarter 4 / day 16 ]
    aprox. dimensions 17x200
     
  • Obama or Romney in time
    table (csv)
    [ list of words | average occurrences | english corpus occurrences | occurrences quarter 1 / day 1 | quarter 2 / day 1 | quarter 3 / day 1 | quarter 4 / day 1 | quarter 1 / day 2 | … | quarter 4 / day 16 ]
    aprox. dimensions 17x200
     
  • Words Network (for last week)
    network format (gml)
    nodes: words
    relations weights: number of times two words occur in the same tweet
    aprox. dimensions 100 nodes, 1000 relations
     
  • Complete Feed (16 days)
    several files (json)
    list of tweets for the past 16 days containing tweets mentioning ‘obama’, mentioning ‘romney’, from @BarackObama and from @MittRomney
    contains more than 70000 tweets