How CASM Is Exploring New Tools for Twitter Analysis

by: Jack Shepherd | Journalism.co.uk

Twitter has long been a platform for live commentary and conversation around set events, with the recent leaders’ debate for the UK general election clocking up more than 1.5 million tweets from almost 280,000 people.

 

When that averages out at 8,657 tweets per minute on the hashtag #leadersdebate, trying to look for patterns or trends can be like catching a glass of water in a hurricane. Thankfully, the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media (CASM), a collaboration between think-tank Demos and the University of Sussex, along with pollsters Ipsos MORI, is developing tools to automate the process.

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