Document Type

Other

Publication Date

12-6-2010

Course

Global Political Communication (030:166:001)

Instructor

G. R. Boynton

Twitter Search Words

Korean attacks, Korea

Search Start Date

November 28th, 2010

Search End Date

December 1st, 2010

Abstract

On November 23, 2010 North Korea attacked South Korea, and this attack became a global issue. As news spread about the attack, more people voiced their opinion over Twitter and other communication media such as facebook and MySpace about the event itself and how and if the US should respond. From our results, we compare how the increase in volumes of messages and the number of languages for a recent event (Korean attacks) relates to an ongoing topic (Afghanistan). As our main focus is global communication, the reaction to the recent Korean attacks via Twitter demonstrates how quickly an event can become a global issue of importance around the world.

Keywords

North Korea, South Korea, Korea, attacks

Total Messages

1,193

Rights

Copyright © 2010 Lauren Groeper, Andrea Bunting, Emilie Lee

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/polisci_nmp/197