Multimedia Politics (030:174:001)
G. R. Boynton
Tweeting about health care reform is extremely popular right now and one of the most active groups of people tweeting about it is progressives. We captured the stream of tweets containing the #p2 hash tag that progressives use. The progressives are a unique part of the health care reform tweets because of their extreme views on the topic. The data we captured spanned from 11:01 AM until 2:32 PM on November 20th, 2009, and consisted of 1533 messages. Tweeting using the #p2 hash tag has been fairly unchanged over the past 30 days with the biggest spikes in messages coming between 10 AM and 10 PM Central Time most every day. Overnight, tweeting generally fell to about .02%, and then usually rose to about .10% at some point during the day.
#p2, Twitter, Healthcare, Conservative, Liberal, Progressive
Copyright © 2009 Eric Haberkorn, Ben Nielsen, and Will Gries