Twitter Interaction: Mapping Importance
We’ve seen which tweets are the most popular. What happens to the people who create these tweets? How do they appear to the community? How does that drive party influence?
To answer this question, we map Twitter by importance in real-time - each node is one of the most influential tweeps in the game, and each link is an interaction (e.g. retweets) between them. The larger nodes represent accounts getting the most amount of attention - lots of likes, lots of retweets. Their color defines who they vote for, or at least who they tweet about the most. This allows us to see who really drives this debate on Twitter.
People in this community also share lot of links. When collected from a vast amount of data, these links often let us know what a sizeable chunk of the population thinks and feels.