Background Last Friday (January 9, 2015) I started capturing #JeSuisAhmed, #JeSuisCharlie, #JeSuisJuif, and #CharlieHebdo with Ed Summers’ twarc. I have about 12 million tweets at the time of writing this, and plan on writing up something a little bit more in-depth in the coming weeks. But for now, some preliminary analysis of #JeSuisCharlie, and if you haven’t seen these two posts (”A Ferguson Twitter Archive”, “On Forgetting and hydration”) by Ed Summers, please do check them out.
Dataset is available here.
Looking at the #panamapapers capture I’ve been doing we have, 1,424,682 embedded image urls from 3,569,960 tweets. I’m downloading the 1,424,682 images now, and hope to do something similar to what I did with the #elxn42 images. While we’re waiting for the images to download, here are the 10 most tweeted embedded image urls:
Tweets Image 1. 10243 2.
Yesterday, York University Libraries held a debate in the Scott Library entitled, "Be it resolved the blog replace the book?" The debate turned out pretty awesome, and somehow the team arguing for the book won!? (Some might say it was because of @adr’s compelling closing statements.)
Along with livestreaming the debate on ustream, I pulled together (a special thanks to Ed Summers, and his very permissive licensing) a little node.js application to display a "twitterfall" of the hashtag for the event.