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Rebuilding 2012twit.com for the General

April 20, 2012

When we first launched 2012twit early last year there were over 20 potential GOP candidates, and so we built a graph that could display real-time Twitter statistics for all of them at once. Now that the General Election has begun, we’ve flipped this graph to show just the horse-race between President Obama and Governor Romney. [...]

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Farewell, Sarah, We’ll Miss You

October 24, 2011

It is with great sadness that we have removed Sarah Palin’s wordcloud and tweet stream from 2012twit.com. Now that she has finally admitted she wasn’t going to run in 2012, we had no choice. We’ve replaced her with a wordcloud and tweets collected from all the members of Congress who have Twitter accounts. That’s right, [...]

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Unique Mentioners and Unique Retweeters

July 21, 2011

Our graphs at the top of 2012twit.com are generated in real-time and cover the past 24 hours, so they give you a quick overview of how each candidate is doing on Twitter. Most of the values used for graphs are obvious, like Followers Added, but we do get a lot of questions about Unique Mentioners [...]

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Sarah Palin on 2012twit.com – Why her own column?

July 21, 2011

Because Sarah Palin’s presence on Twitter is as big as Alaska! Seriously. When we started 2012twit.com we were amazed at how often people tweet about her, and how, um, colorful their tweets were. We tried mixing tweets about @SarahPalinUSA in with the rest of the GOP, but she just dominated the flow. We had no [...]

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Presidential Candidates on 2012twit.com

July 21, 2011

We get asked this question a lot. Usually in the form of “Hey, why isn’t my candidate on 2012twit.com?” In reality, they probably are. We track all tweets by and about 31 declared and potential candidates. We even include Jimmy McMillan, better know as @RentTooHigh. All of their tweets and all tweets about them appear in the [...]

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