Dataset: Wisconsin Union Protester Tweets #wiunion

February 21, 2011

(This article was first published on Michael Bommarito » r, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

   I’ve been playing with Twitter data over the last week, archiving Algerian, Egyptian, Iranian, and Chinese tweets.  I thought I’d bring the story a little closer to home this time by archiving tweets from Wisconsin Union protesters on the #wiunion tag.  Grab the dataset of 165,593 tweets here, and check out the two figure of 5-minute tweet counts and highest frequency accounts below.  The code to generate the figures is also available at this gist.


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