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Twitter Data Stream: Bomber Delta, G. R. Boynton Dec 2009

Twitter Data Stream: Bomber Delta, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following four Washington Post news alerts:

07:00 PM EST Friday, December 25, 2009

White House official says Detroit airline incident was attempted act of terrorism

03:51 PM EST Saturday, December 26, 2009

U.S. authorities charge Nigerian man with attempting to destroy aircraft

2:25 p.m. ET December 27, 2009

Security surrounds Northwest jet in Detroit - http://www.washingtonpost.com/ Plane with same flight number as Christmas Day incident lands at Detroit airport, requests emergency assistance.

06:07 AM EST Sunday, January 24, 2010

Breaking News National: Bin Laden Claims Christmas bombing attempt


Twitter Data Stream: Supreme Court And Privacy Texting, G. R. Boynton Dec 2009

Twitter Data Stream: Supreme Court And Privacy Texting, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert:

10:14 AM EDT Monday, December 14, 2009

Court to review employer access to worker messages


Public Option, Kristin Dolbeare, Nora Heaton, Ellen Thomas, Peter E. Visser Dec 2009

Public Option, Kristin Dolbeare, Nora Heaton, Ellen Thomas, Peter E. Visser

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

American health care woes are no new phenomena, and recent history demonstrates the intensity of the concomitant debate that arises following the proposal of a new system or a special new element-namely, the public insurance option. Early in his tenure, President Clinton dared to undertake daunting reform efforts (including the creation of a public insurance option). Many argue that losing the health care battle hampered Clinton's ability to effectively lead and will damage his long-term reputation. Barack Obama is now deep in the same trenches, and both Democrats and Republicans have begun asking questions: Is it too expensive?; Is ...


Twitter Data Stream: Copenhagen Draft, G. R. Boynton Dec 2009

Twitter Data Stream: Copenhagen Draft, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert:

06:52 AM EST Friday, December 11, 2009

Key Copenhagen group releases draft climate plan

In one of the most significant developments to date at the U.N.-sponsored climate talks, the ad-hoc group charged with charting a new path forward released a draft text Friday morning outlining critical questions that need to be resolved before the talks end Dec. 18. The new document establishes the parameters for what industrialized and major developing countries would do to address climate change,

and it outlines how richer nations could finance climate actions ...


War Afghanistan, Jacob Rosenberg, Erica Clausen, Jeanette Gaida, Matt Samson Dec 2009

War Afghanistan, Jacob Rosenberg, Erica Clausen, Jeanette Gaida, Matt Samson

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

No abstract provided.


Congressional Twitter Messages, Jacob Rosenberg, Joe O'Hern, Ben Richardson Dec 2009

Congressional Twitter Messages, Jacob Rosenberg, Joe O'Hern, Ben Richardson

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

No abstract provided.


Congressional Synthesis, Jacob Rosenberg, Ben Richardson, Joe O'Hern, Ahmed Hassanein Dec 2009

Congressional Synthesis, Jacob Rosenberg, Ben Richardson, Joe O'Hern, Ahmed Hassanein

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

No abstract provided.


Afghan Military: Who Are The Tweeters?, Travis D. Overton, Kelsey Beltramea, Katrina Christenson, Brian Halverson Dec 2009

Afghan Military: Who Are The Tweeters?, Travis D. Overton, Kelsey Beltramea, Katrina Christenson, Brian Halverson

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Report about the similarities and differences between Twitter users.


Healthcare Abortion, Sara Gomer, Elizabeth Miller Dec 2009

Healthcare Abortion, Sara Gomer, Elizabeth Miller

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Abortion has always been a women’s rights issue. Women have been fighting for power ever since they have gained the right to vote. It has always been about what women are allowed to act in society. Currently, congress is dealing with a new healthcare reform bill to allow all Americans basic healthcare coverage so no one is uninsured in the United States. However, in the bill, the topic of abortion was amended to not be covered by this new bill because it was said that “moderate democrats” would approve the bill if healthcare wasn’t covered. Our stream is ...


Progressive Tweeting, Eric D. Haberkorn, Ben J. Nielsen, Will Gries Dec 2009

Progressive Tweeting, Eric D. Haberkorn, Ben J. Nielsen, Will Gries

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Tweeting about health care reform is extremely popular right now and one of the most active groups of people tweeting about it is progressives. We captured the stream of tweets containing the #p2 hash tag that progressives use. The progressives are a unique part of the health care reform tweets because of their extreme views on the topic. The data we captured spanned from 11:01 AM until 2:32 PM on November 20th, 2009, and consisted of 1533 messages. Tweeting using the #p2 hash tag has been fairly unchanged over the past 30 days with the biggest spikes in ...


#Hcr Research, Brigid O'Keeffe, Kelsey Klemme, Kelsey Swinnerton Dec 2009

#Hcr Research, Brigid O'Keeffe, Kelsey Klemme, Kelsey Swinnerton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

A recent topic of interest for all political followers is Health Care and the new bill that is trying to be passed through congress giving health care to all people of the United States. This bill was a promise made in Obama’s campaign and he is quickly getting started on pursuing his options. The topic of Health Care is very broad so in order to acquire a more detailed amount of information we decided to research Tweets about Health Care Reform. We chose to use the term “#HCR” so that we could limit the tweets to people talking only ...


Twitter Data Stream: Gates To Afghansitan, G. R. Boynton Dec 2009

Twitter Data Stream: Gates To Afghansitan, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert:

Pentagon chief Gates makes unannounced trip to Afghanistan

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates landed Tuesday in Kabul, becoming the first senior U.S. official to travel to Afghanistan since President Obama announced a buildup of troops there.


Twitter Data Stream: Court Detainee, G. R. Boynton Dec 2009

Twitter Data Stream: Court Detainee, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert:

10:22 AM EDT Monday, November 30, 2009

Court sides with government in detainee photo case The Supreme Court has thrown out an appeals court ruling ordering the disclosure of photographs of detainees being abused by their U.S. captors.


Twitter Data Stream: Burris Ethics, G. R. Boynton Dec 2009

Twitter Data Stream: Burris Ethics, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert:

11:29 AM EST Friday, November 20, 2009

Sen. Roland Burris reprimanded by ethics committee

The Illinois Democrat has been admonished for his connections to indicted former governor Rod Blagojevich, who appointed Burris to the Senate last December after being arrested by the FBI for allegedly trying to sell the seat once held by President Obama to the highest bidder.


Twitter Data Stream: Oprah, G. R. Boynton Nov 2009

Twitter Data Stream: Oprah, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert: 06:37 PM EST Thursday, November 19, 2009 Oprah to end her television talk show After more than two decades on the airwaves, the trendsetting TV talk show host is stepping down.


Twitter Data Stream: Senator Ted Kennedy, G. R. Boynton Nov 2009

Twitter Data Stream: Senator Ted Kennedy, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the announcement that Senator Ted Kennedy died late evening August 25, 2009. A second search for "Ted Kennedy" was started later and had 55,165 total messages. A third search for "#tedkennedy" was started on August 29 and had 1904 total messages. All searches ended at the same time


Twitter Data Stream: Bomb Baghdad, G. R. Boynton Nov 2009

Twitter Data Stream: Bomb Baghdad, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert:

08:47 AM EDT Sunday, October 25, 2009

Scores killed in powerful blasts in Baghdad Car bombs exploded in downtown Baghdad Sunday, killing at least 91 people.


Twitter Data Stream: Toyota Gas Pedals, G. R. Boynton Nov 2009

Twitter Data Stream: Toyota Gas Pedals, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert:

07:50 AM EDT Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Toyota to replace 3.8M gas pedals


Twitter Data Stream: Obama Copenhagen, G. R. Boynton Nov 2009

Twitter Data Stream: Obama Copenhagen, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert:

9:45 AM EST Saturday, November 25, 2009

President Obama will travel to Copenhagen Dec. 9, a day before accepting the Nobel Peace Price in Oslo, to help launch a U.N.-sponsored global climate change summit


Twitter Data Stream: Landrieu, Lincoln, Health Care, G. R. Boynton Nov 2009

Twitter Data Stream: Landrieu, Lincoln, Health Care, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following two Washington Post news alert:

12:58 PM EST Saturday, November 21, 2009

Landrieu to Support Health-Care Reform Debate

2:32 PM EST Saturday, November 21, 2009

Democrats gain Lincoln's support on health-care debate


Twitter Data Stream: Mutated Swine Flu, G. R. Boynton Nov 2009

Twitter Data Stream: Mutated Swine Flu, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert:

10:47 AM EST Friday, November 20, 2009

Norwegian scientists raise concerns about mutated form of swine flu


Twitter Data Stream: Faa Flight Delays, G. R. Boynton Nov 2009

Twitter Data Stream: Faa Flight Delays, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert:

08:49 AM EDT Thursday, November 19, 2009

FAA computer problem causes widespread delays Widespread flight cancellations and delays are reported nationwide because of a problem with the FAA system that collects airlines' flight plans.


Twitter Data Stream: Reid Health Bill, G. R. Boynton Nov 2009

Twitter Data Stream: Reid Health Bill, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following four Washington Post news alerts:

04:50 PM EST Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Reid to unveil $849 billion health-care bill Senate majority leader's proposal is projected by budget analysts to cut the deficit by $127 billion over the next decade, a senior leadership aide said.

08:08 PM EST Saturday, November 21, 2009

Senate votes to bring health measure to the floor Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (Nev.) this evening secured the 60 votes needed to move an $848 billion health-care reform bill to the Senate floor for debate, clearing the way for ...


Twitter Data Stream: Clinton Visits Afghanistan, G. R. Boynton Nov 2009

Twitter Data Stream: Clinton Visits Afghanistan, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert:

Clinton makes unannounced trip to Afghanistan Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton lands in Kabul following visit to China with President Barack Obama.


Twitter Data Stream: Guantanamo Not Closing, G. R. Boynton Nov 2009

Twitter Data Stream: Guantanamo Not Closing, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert:

05:33 AM EST Wednesday, November 18, 2009 Obama admits Guantanamo won't close by Jan. deadline

President Obama directly acknowledged for the first time on Wednesday that the prison facility at Guantanamo Bay will not close by the January deadline he set, but he said he hoped to still achieve that goal sometime next year.

Obama refused, however, to set a new deadline.


Conservative British Parliament Mps And Twitter, Drew Bulman, Chris Jensen, James Loughlin, Nathan Whittmann, Lindsey Schneckloth Nov 2009

Conservative British Parliament Mps And Twitter, Drew Bulman, Chris Jensen, James Loughlin, Nathan Whittmann, Lindsey Schneckloth

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Over the last year, the explosion of Twitter as a communication medium— thanks in large part to the Iran elections—has crept into all walks of life, from celebrities and bloggers to local and national politicians. This report will focus specifically on eight members of the British Conservative (Tory) Party, taking note of their tweeting habits--over two data sets--in regards to both content and consistency.


Labour Party In Britain, Jacob Rosenberg, Erica Clausen, Brian Halverson, Dennis Skalla Nov 2009

Labour Party In Britain, Jacob Rosenberg, Erica Clausen, Brian Halverson, Dennis Skalla

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

The Labour Party accounts for a number of Members of Parliament, although the focus on research centralized around eight members of the current Labour Party. The eight members that were researched were Tom Watson, Linda Gilroy, Diana Johnson, Chris Bryant, Ben Bradshaw, David Drew, Anne Snelgrove and Mike Foster.


Twitter Data Stream: Hunger Us 14 Years, G. R. Boynton Nov 2009

Twitter Data Stream: Hunger Us 14 Years, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert:

12:01 PM EST Monday, November 16, 2009 Report: More Americans going hungry


Twitter Data Stream: Supreme Court Redskins, G. R. Boynton Nov 2009

Twitter Data Stream: Supreme Court Redskins, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert:

10:08 AM EDT Monday, November 16, 2009

Supreme Court declines to take Redskins' naming case Native American activists had claimed that team's nickname is so offensive that it does not deserve trademark protection.


Labour 2 Party Report, Will T. Allen, Ryan Flood, Nick Holtan, Mathew Samson Nov 2009

Labour 2 Party Report, Will T. Allen, Ryan Flood, Nick Holtan, Mathew Samson

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

For this project we have been collecting data and researching specific members of the English Parliament. We selected eight Members of Parliament from the Labour group. We started collecting our data into archivist on October 28 and we collected it up until November 2. Our eight Members of parliament we selected were Ed Balls, Eric Joyce, Jim Knight, Paul Clark, Sara McCarthy-fry, John Spellar, Tony Wright, and Vierendra Sharma.