This collection reflects Political Science Professor G.R. Boynton's research of how new media trends such as microblogging and streaming video are transforming the way people exchange political information. His collection of campaign videos is available in the Presidential Campaign Videos collection. He writes about his ongoing research on his website.

Professor Boynton's project studying Twitter received the Center for Research Libraries' 2010 Primary Source Award for Research for his innovative use of primary source materials. His Twitter data is archived here in csv and xml formats.

This site also includes work of students in Professor Boynton's courses, Global Political Communication (030:166) and Multimedia Politics (030:174). They explore the connections between Twitter and more traditional news sources. The student projects are archived here with supporting data captured from Twitter.

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Twitter Data Stream: Airport Security, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: American Killed Israeli, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Angle Wins, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Arkansas Runoff, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Attack, Hit, Assault Afghan Base, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Bayh Election, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Birbaum Fired, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Blair Resigns, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Bodies Arlington Cemetary, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: BP Apologizes, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: BP Cuts Pipe, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: BP Escrow, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: BP Gallon Study, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: BP Oil Leak, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: BP Partner, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: BP Top Kill, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: California, Marriage On Hold, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Chilean Earthquake, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Chris Dodd Not Running For Relection, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Clinton Heart, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Court Life Sentence, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Criminal Investigation of Gulf Oil Spill, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Critz Wins, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Davis Defeated in Alabama, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Debill, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Disclose Act, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Dodd Derivatives, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Don't Ask Don't Tell, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Dow Closes 10,000, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Dow Down, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Dr. Laura, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: EPA Toxic BP, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Fannie Freddie Delist, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: FBI Files Kennedy, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: FDA Approves Pill, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: FDA Morning After, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Financial Regulations, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Fiorina Wins, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: FreemediaVe, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: General Fainted, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: GM IPO, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Gordon Brown Resign, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Growth Slows Quarter, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Guantanamo Report, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Gulf Leak Biggest Or Worst, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Gulf Stuck Saw, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Helen Thomas Retires, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: House Democrats Health Bill, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: India Plane Crash, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Iran Nuclear Sanctions, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Japan Prime Minister, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Jobless Benefits, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Jobs Added, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Kabul Bomb, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Kandahar Slower Or Longer, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Karzai Corruption, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Libyan Plane Crash, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Lincoln Wins, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Miranda Silent, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: North Korea Responsible, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Nuclear Arms Treaty, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Obama Afghanistan, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Obama Emissions, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Obama Halt Wells, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Obama Indonesia Australia, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Obama Intelligence Chief, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Obama McChrystal, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Obama New Director, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Obama Spending Freeze, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Obama Summit, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Obama to New Orleans, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Obama Wells, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Oil Cap On Well, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Oil Leak Rise Again, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Pakistan Convicts Americans, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Rand Paul Wins, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Reconciliation, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Robert Byrd, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Romanoff Job, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Runoff South Carolina, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Same Sex Visitation, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Sec Market Volatility, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Sestak Senate Clinton, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Sestak Wins, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Ship fire Oil, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Stock Market Surge, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Supreme Court, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Third Killed, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Times Square Threat, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Whtiman Wins, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Baucus Health Care Bill, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Bomb Baghdad, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Bomber Delta, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Burris Ethics, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: CallEmOut, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: CBO Health Care, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: CIT Bankruptcy, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Clinton visits Afghanistan, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Copenhagen draft, G. R. Boynton