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Customized Tools for your Twitter Campaign

Search Mitt Romney’s Tweets

April 16, 2012

Here’s a fun feature: use the input below to search every tweet @MittRomney has ever sent.One search I like is “women.” Mitt Romney never addressed women as a group before Santorum dropped out and the General Election began. Governor Romney was finally forced to address women directly, and used the opportunity to attack Obama three [...]

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TwitChimp: Manage and Embed Twitter Lists

April 10, 2012

On the Twitter development side, we’ve been working on a directory website that is quickly becoming a full-fledged list manager: TwitChimp. Soon you will be able to import lists you’ve created on Twitter, re-arrange and annotate, then embed them onto your website. Below is the first instance of a custom Twitter profile widget, with a [...]

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Donating Tweets to Political Campaigns

January 9, 2012

We have had a glowing article from Mashable, and a major attack from techPresident. Both Alex Fitzpatrick from Mashable and Nick Judd from techPresident have covered us before, with varying levels of positive, neutral, and negative responses. Donating Tweets is a new idea in Twitter campaigning used to some degree by and They [...]

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Drilling down into #OWS hashtags

October 28, 2011

The #OWS database can do more than just show which tags are most popular. It can also let you see how these tags are being used and by whom. The starting point for this analysis is the Top Hashtags report. This report has two links for each tag. You can click the tag name to [...]

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#OWS tweet collection server dashboard

October 26, 2011

The starting point for the Occupy Wall Street tweet collection server is the dashboard. It gives you a quick overview of what type of data we are collecting and how much has been received from Twitter. 1. The Collection Keywords section shows you which terms are being requested from Twitter. The current results show that [...]

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Browsing the @4More tweet collection database

October 17, 2011

Now that the database code for collecting tweets based on Occupy hashtags is running, the next step is creating a simple browsing interface that will let us drill down into these tweets. This is usually written as a back-end tool for our own use, so it doesn’t have the wizzy interface of a site like [...]

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Tweet Collection for @4More Engagement

October 17, 2011

Zach has laid out the overall strategy behind the @4more account. Now its time to build the database foundation for this Twitter engagement campaign. The first task for an engagement campaign is setting up a server to collect tweets based on the right keywords. These tweets will let us discover the most influential accounts, along [...]

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Collecting Data from Twitter

July 21, 2011

At we collect every tweet by declared and potential candidates for the 2012 election, and every tweet that mentions them. This is made possible with the Twitter API, which makes all of this data available to anyone who wants to build a website or app. Thanks, Twitter! All of these tweets, which are now [...]

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