Congress Tweets

Congress Tweets is a project by Andrea Bradshaw and Laura Simpson at the collaboration studio “Data Visualization As Generative Narrative” at Parsons University. They examine possible correlations between activity on Twitter and political activity in general.

Our project, CongressTweets, looks at the relationship between your Congressmen’s political activity in Congress vs his/her activity on twitter. We are trying to find out if twitter activity is a good measure of political activity and good way for communicating with constituents. We were also interested in looking at voting trends relating to party, gender, and geography.

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Andrea and Laura were kind enough to share their presentation as well as their source code with the community.

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