Presidential Debate Tweets, Analyzed


Twitter's Biz Stone blogs:

This graph illustrates tweet volume for specific terms mentioned during the course of last week's presidential debate. For example, how many updates per minute contained the word "Iran." Of the terms in this graph, the most twittered word in a one minute time span was "Iraq" at nearly 300 just after McCain's assertion that Obama did not visit the area for 900 days. We've annotated a few of the spikes with what the candidates were saying at the time.
The Debate: A Twitter Play-by-Play. Am I the only one who finds the words "iran iraq pork" presented together randomly in this manner to be funny? Probably. Sorry. (Twitter Blog, via @biz)

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  1. Am I the only one who finds the words “iran iraq pork” presented together randomly in this manner to be funny?

    You are not alone.

  2. I analyzed the words and sentences which Obama, McCain and—why not?—Lehrer used in the debate. Have a look at the bubble graph (no. of words and length of sentences and words). I also made “word clouds.” Interesting! Go to my Word Face-Off blog to view.

  3. Now, all I have to do is integrate with respect to time… and I now know how many “iran iraq pork minutes” there were in the airwaves from 6:00 PM to 7:38 PM.

  4. “Iran Iraq pork”

    I think we can invoke rule 34 here with Iran/Iraq slash fiction. “Oooh, Iran, your borders are so mountainous!”

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