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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Data Sets

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Twitter Data Stream: Counsel Departs, G. R. Boynton

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

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

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Twitter Data Stream: Eight Troops Killed Afghanistan, G. R. Boynton

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

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Twitter Data Stream: FAA Flight Delays, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Fort Hood, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Gates To Afghansitan, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: GDP Up, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: GM Closes Saturn, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Guantanamo Not Closing, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: HC09, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Hoffman For Senate, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: House Ethics Committee Report Leaked, G. R. Boynton

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

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Twitter Data Stream: Hunger US 14 years, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Italy 22 CIA, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Kabul Election Day, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Killbill, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Landrieu, Lincoln, Health Care, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Missile Shield, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: More Troops Afghanistan, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Muhammad Executed, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Mutated Swine Flu, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Netroot Nations09, G. R. Boynton

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

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

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Twitter Data Stream: Obama Healthcare Jobs, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Obama Messages Post Afghan Troop, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Obama Nobel Peace Prize, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Oprah, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Prisoners Moved From Quantanamo Bay to New York for Trial, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Reid Health Bill, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Senate Rejects Public Option, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Senator Ted Kennedy, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Supreme Court and Privacy Texting, G. R. Boynton

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

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

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Twitter Data Stream: Toyota Gas Pedals, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Tweetcongress, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Unemployment Jumps, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: White House Visitors Log, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Women's Health Care, G. R. Boynton

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Twitter Data Stream: Yankees Win World Series, G. R. Boynton

Other

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A comparison of the popularity of political figures and pop icons on micro blogging websites, Dahean Lee, Lauren Groeper, Hassanein Ahmed, and Alec Siglin

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Afghanistan Collection: Kabul, NATO Base Attack, Andrew Ewing, Bryan Hill, and Ahmed Hassanein

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Bin Laden on Twitter, Andrew Ewing, Bryan Hill, and Ahmed Hassanein

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Communication between Members of Parliament and their Constituents, Lauren Groeper, Andrea Bunting, and Emilie Lee

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Continuous Streams with Episodic Communication, Lauren Groeper, Emilie Lee, Hassanein Ahmed, Alec Siglin, Anthony Sudarmawan, Andrea Bunting, Bryan Hill, Jeremy McDaniel, Hillary Block, Kaitlin Davies, Andrew Ewing, David Clayton, and Miranda Nielson

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Conventions for Communications, Andrea Bunting, David Clayton, and Anthony Sudarmawan

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Conventions of Communication, Miranda J. Nielson, Bryan Hill, and Jeremy McDaniel

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COP 16 and twitter, Andrea Bunting, Miranda J. Nielson, and Kaitlin Davies

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COP16 Communication, Andrew Ewing, Bryan Hill, and Ahmed Hassanein

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Global Attitude Towards Wikileaks, David Clayton, Jeremy McDaniel, and Anthony Sudarmawan

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Global Communication, Dahean Lee, David Clayton, and Jeremy McDaniel

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Globalized Culture Through Play, David Clayton, Jeremy McDaniel, and Emilie Lee

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How Twitter Users Communicate Trending Topics and Political Topics, Hillary Block, Andrew Ewing, and Kaitlin Davies

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Institutional Communication Within British Members of Parliament, David Clayton and Anthony Sudarmawan

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Korea War, Andrew Ewing and Kaitlin Davies

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Langauge and Public Domain, Hillary Block, Anthony Sudarmawan, and Lauren Groeper

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Members of Parliament and the New Mode of Institutional Communication, Hillary Block, Bryan Hill, and Miranda J. Nielson

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MPs on Twitter, Andrew Ewing, Kaitlin Davies, and Jeremy McDaniel

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Politics and Pop Culture, David Clayton, Andrea Bunting, and Anthony Sudarmawan

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Retweets in COP16, David Clayton, Jeremy McDaniel, and Emilie Lee

The Globalization of Political Popular Culture on Twitter, Miranda J. Nielson, Kaitlin Davies, and Andrea Bunting

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The Global Political Popular Culture, Miranda J. Nielson, Andrea Bunting, and Kaitlin Davies

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The Global Political Popular Culture, Miranda J. Nielson, Kaitlin Davies, and Andrea Bunting

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The Impact of Volume and Language on Globalization, Lauren Groeper, Emilie Lee, and Andrea Bunting

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The Importance of Politics in Twitter, Andrew Ewing, Kaitlin Davies, and Hillary Block

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Twitter: Politics vs. Entertainment, Bryan P. Hill, Miranda J. Nielson, and Jeremy McDaniel

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Twitter Use by COP16 as an Institution, Hillary Block, Lauren Groeper, and Anthony Sudarmawan

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Usage of Conventions in Twitter, Dahean Lee, Lauren Groeper, Hassanein Ahmed, and Alec Siglin

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Use of Language and Play in Global Communication, Hillary Block, Lauren Groeper, and Anthony Sudarmawan

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Wikileaks - Flow, Hillary Block, Bryan Hill, and Miranda Nielson

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2016 Olympics, Jacob Rosenberg, Erica Clausen, Jeanette Gaida, and Brian Halverson

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Afghan Military: Who are the Tweeters?, Travis D. Overton, Kelsey Beltramea, Katrina Christenson, and Brian Halverson

Congressional Synthesis, Jacob Rosenberg, Ben Richardson, Joe O'Hern, and Ahmed Hassanein

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Congressional Twitter Messages, Jacob Rosenberg, Joe O'Hern, and Ben Richardson

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Conservative British Parliament MPs and Twitter, Drew Bulman, Chris Jensen, James Loughlin, Nathan Whittmann, and Lindsey Schneckloth

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Glenn Beck Twitter Messages, Jacob Rosenberg, Joseph O'Hern, and Ben Richardson

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H1N1: Trends in Twitter, Kelsey M. Swinnerton, Kelsey Klemme, and Bridgid OKeefe

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#HCR Research, Brigid O'Keeffe, Kelsey Klemme, and Kelsey Swinnerton

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Healthcare Abortion, Sara Gomer and Elizabeth Miller

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Indonesia Earthquake, Will T. Allen, Nathan W. Wittmann, Brenna Turner, and Nicholas Holtan

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Iran Missiles, Caitlin Leehey, Kelsey Beltramea, Katrina Christenson, Ryan Flood, and Dennis Skalla

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Labour 2 Party Report, Will T. Allen, Ryan Flood, Nick Holtan, and Mathew Samson

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Labour Party in Britain, Jacob Rosenberg, Erica Clausen, Brian Halverson, and Dennis Skalla

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Progressive Tweeting, Eric D. Haberkorn, Ben J. Nielsen, and Will Gries

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Public Option, Kristin Dolbeare, Nora Heaton, Ellen Thomas, and Peter E. Visser

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Retweeting report for MPs in UK, Etse G. Sikanku, Kelsey Beltramea, Katrina Christenson, and Caitlin Leehey

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Retweet Synthesis, Travis D. Overton, Jeanette C. Gaida, and Brenna G. Turner

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The 2009 Philippines Flood and Twitter, Drew Bulman, Matthew Samson, and Chris Jensen

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Twitter Data Stream: Yankees win world series, G. R. Boynton

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Unemployment: September 2009, Eric D. Haberkorn, Ben J. Nielsen, and Elizabeth M. Miller

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War Afghanistan, Jacob Rosenberg, Erica Clausen, Jeanette Gaida, and Matt Samson