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Global Attitude Towards Wikileaks, David Clayton, Jeremy Mcdaniel, Anthony Sudarmawan Dec 2010

Global Attitude Towards Wikileaks, David Clayton, Jeremy Mcdaniel, Anthony Sudarmawan

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

A report on the content of messages about Wikileaks.


Wikileaks - Flow, Hillary Block, Bryan Hill, Miranda Nielson Dec 2010

Wikileaks - Flow, Hillary Block, Bryan Hill, Miranda Nielson

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Determining the global impact of the Wikileaks controversy by examining the number and proportion of languages of tweets. This is based on sample of the total tweets in the search, as the total number of tweets was far too massive.


The Impact Of Volume And Language On Globalization, Lauren Groeper, Emilie Lee, Andrea Bunting Dec 2010

The Impact Of Volume And Language On Globalization, Lauren Groeper, Emilie Lee, Andrea Bunting

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

On November 23, 2010 North Korea attacked South Korea, and this attack became a global issue. As news spread about the attack, more people voiced their opinion over Twitter and other communication media such as facebook and MySpace about the event itself and how and if the US should respond. From our results, we compare how the increase in volumes of messages and the number of languages for a recent event (Korean attacks) relates to an ongoing topic (Afghanistan). As our main focus is global communication, the reaction to the recent Korean attacks via Twitter demonstrates how quickly an event ...


Korea War, Andrew Ewing, Kaitlin Davies Dec 2010

Korea War, Andrew Ewing, Kaitlin Davies

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Analysis of the context of the search of Korea War using Archivist.


Institutional Communication Within British Members Of Parliament, David Clayton, Anthony Sudarmawan Nov 2010

Institutional Communication Within British Members Of Parliament, David Clayton, Anthony Sudarmawan

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Resaerch on twitter use by British members of Parliament in the Labour party.


Communication Between Members Of Parliament And Their Constituents, Lauren Groeper, Andrea Bunting, Emilie Lee Nov 2010

Communication Between Members Of Parliament And Their Constituents, Lauren Groeper, Andrea Bunting, Emilie Lee

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Recently, new forms of communication in institutional relations have begun to be used more often and taken more seriously. In the past, members of Parliament and other professional organizations would never use social media such as Twitter or Facebook, to reach their supporters because it was viewed as unprofessional and silly. Most institutions used TV, newspapers, and magazines. However, in the past few years professional groups have tried to reach their supporters on a new, more personal dimension. Instead of standard broadcast messages that have come across as uncivil or robotic, institutions have begun to use Twitter, Facebook and MySpace ...


Members Of Parliament And The New Mode Of Institutional Communication, Hillary Block, Bryan Hill, Miranda J. Nielson Nov 2010

Members Of Parliament And The New Mode Of Institutional Communication, Hillary Block, Bryan Hill, Miranda J. Nielson

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Using Conservative MPs' Twitter feeds to determine the level of interactivity with their constituents, as opposed to retweets and updates.


Mps On Twitter, Andrew Ewing, Kaitlin Davies, Jeremy Mcdaniel Nov 2010

Mps On Twitter, Andrew Ewing, Kaitlin Davies, Jeremy Mcdaniel

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Analysis of the use of Twitter by MPs. A look at the use of Twitter by members of the Conservative, Labour, and Liberal Democrat parties.


Cop 16 And Twitter, Andrea Bunting, Miranda J. Nielson, Kaitlin Davies Nov 2010

Cop 16 And Twitter, Andrea Bunting, Miranda J. Nielson, Kaitlin Davies

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

To begin COP 16 stands for the 16th session of the conference of parties (the United Nations Climate Change Conference). What they do is the parties of the convention meet annually to assess programs in dealing with climate change. This year COP 16 will be held in Cancun, Mexico starting November 29th, and ending December 10th, 2010. Looking at the data, we were curious about the level of commitment twitter users have to combating global climate change.


Cop16 Communication, Andrew Ewing, Bryan Hill, Ahmed Hassanein Nov 2010

Cop16 Communication, Andrew Ewing, Bryan Hill, Ahmed Hassanein

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Analysis of the language distribution on a worldwide scale compared to narrower searches done in the past.


Retweets In Cop16, David Clayton, Jeremy Mcdaniel, Emilie Lee Nov 2010

Retweets In Cop16, David Clayton, Jeremy Mcdaniel, Emilie Lee

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Looks at re-tweeted messages about COP16, an international conference on climate change.


Twitter Use By Cop16 As An Institution, Hillary Block, Lauren Groeper, Anthony Sudarmawan Nov 2010

Twitter Use By Cop16 As An Institution, Hillary Block, Lauren Groeper, Anthony Sudarmawan

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

We chose to analyze the subject of messages sent out by COP16 as an institution. These messages were categorized by subject area and analyzed accordingly.


Bin Laden On Twitter, Andrew Ewing, Bryan Hill, Ahmed Hassanein Nov 2010

Bin Laden On Twitter, Andrew Ewing, Bryan Hill, Ahmed Hassanein

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

The analysis of tweets that were about Bin Laden, jokes and non-jokes were documented.


Twitter Data Stream: House Democrats Health Bill, G. R. Boynton Oct 2010

Twitter Data Stream: House Democrats Health Bill, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert: 10:35 AM EDT Thursday, October 29, 2009 House Democrats unveil health-care reform legislation Bill includes a government insurance option and a historic expansion of Medicaid


Globalized Culture Through Play, David Clayton, Jeremy Mcdaniel, Emilie Lee Oct 2010

Globalized Culture Through Play, David Clayton, Jeremy Mcdaniel, Emilie Lee

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Reaserch on Osama Bin Laden, using Twitter, looking at languages used as well as number of joking tweets.


Use Of Language And Play In Global Communication, Hillary Block, Lauren Groeper, Anthony Sudarmawan Oct 2010

Use Of Language And Play In Global Communication, Hillary Block, Lauren Groeper, Anthony Sudarmawan

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Analyzing twitter messages to determine the number and role of jokes about serious, political topics.


Langauge And Public Domain, Hillary Block, Anthony Sudarmawan, Lauren Groeper Oct 2010

Langauge And Public Domain, Hillary Block, Anthony Sudarmawan, Lauren Groeper

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Examining previous twitter searches for political topics to determine the significance of announcements versus personal messages and the languages in which they were written.


Global Communication, Dahean Lee, David Clayton, Jeremy Mcdaniel Oct 2010

Global Communication, Dahean Lee, David Clayton, Jeremy Mcdaniel

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

We examined two sets of data using Archivist: one detailing a search containing the words ‘8,’ ‘troops,’ ‘killed,’ and ‘Afghanistan’ conducted from October 27, 2009 to November 1, 2009, and the other describing tweets from December 7, 2009 to January 1, 2010 containing the words ‘Gates,’ ‘to,’ and ‘Afghanistan.’ Our goals are to identify how much global communication, in terms of language and commentary rate, is actually occurring concerning these topics, and to compare our results to the results of similar searches.


Afghanistan Collection: Kabul, Nato Base Attack, Andrew Ewing, Bryan Hill, Ahmed Hassanein Oct 2010

Afghanistan Collection: Kabul, Nato Base Attack, Andrew Ewing, Bryan Hill, Ahmed Hassanein

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Collection and analysis of twitter messages from 5/18-5/31 about the attacks in Afghanistan on the capital of Kabul and NATO base.


The Global Political Popular Culture, Miranda J. Nielson, Andrea Bunting, Kaitlin Davies Oct 2010

The Global Political Popular Culture, Miranda J. Nielson, Andrea Bunting, Kaitlin Davies

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

We have examined the international relevance of tweets following Obama's calling of a war counsel in and Clinton's surprise visit to Afghanistan in November 2009. We examined the data in terms of the prevalence of announcements, languages used, and tweets per date to determine the relevance of these events to the global political popular culture.


The Global Political Popular Culture, Miranda J. Nielson, Kaitlin Davies, Andrea Bunting Oct 2010

The Global Political Popular Culture, Miranda J. Nielson, Kaitlin Davies, Andrea Bunting

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

We have examined the international relevance of tweets following Obama's calling of a war counsel in and Clinton's surprise visit to Afghanistan in November 2009. We examined the data in terms of the prevalence of announcements, languages used, and tweets per date.


Conventions For Communications, Andrea Bunting, David Clayton, Anthony Sudarmawan Oct 2010

Conventions For Communications, Andrea Bunting, David Clayton, Anthony Sudarmawan

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

This paper is a comparison of communication practices in political communication and entertainment communication. The political communication was about Obama and Bin Laden. The entertainment communication was about Werder Bremen and Premio Multishow.


Continuous Streams With Episodic Communication, Lauren Groeper, Emilie Lee, Hassanein Ahmed, Alec Siglin, Anthony Sudarmawan, Andrea Bunting, Bryan Hill, Jeremy Mcdaniel, Hillary Block, Kaitlin Davies, Andrew Ewing, David Clayton, Miranda Nielson Oct 2010

Continuous Streams With Episodic Communication, Lauren Groeper, Emilie Lee, Hassanein Ahmed, Alec Siglin, Anthony Sudarmawan, Andrea Bunting, Bryan Hill, Jeremy Mcdaniel, Hillary Block, Kaitlin Davies, Andrew Ewing, David Clayton, Miranda Nielson

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Each group researched a different topic and the topics included Obama, Afghanistan, Karzai, Afghanistan-Corruption, and Obama-Afghanistan. We are looking to compare volume, overlap, and communication practices.


A Comparison Of The Popularity Of Political Figures And Pop Icons On Micro Blogging Websites, Dahean Lee, Lauren Groeper, Hassanein Ahmed, Alec Siglin Sep 2010

A Comparison Of The Popularity Of Political Figures And Pop Icons On Micro Blogging Websites, Dahean Lee, Lauren Groeper, Hassanein Ahmed, Alec Siglin

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

The purpose of this report is to introduce the reader to how micro blogging websites can help answer important questions in global communications. In this report we will start by asking a specific question that relates to global communication and introduce the tools necessary to answer such a question.


Usage Of Conventions In Twitter, Dahean Lee, Lauren Groeper, Hassanein Ahmed, Alec Siglin Sep 2010

Usage Of Conventions In Twitter, Dahean Lee, Lauren Groeper, Hassanein Ahmed, Alec Siglin

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

There are three conventions in Twitter to make Twitter more convenient for users. These conventions are the Hashtag (#), URL, and RT. Hashtag format is #. It describes the general topic of a twitter message. For example, if someone wrote a twitter message and put # Obama then that twitter message is written about Obama. Also as each Twitter message has a limit of 140 characters, twitter users use a URL to expand their stories from linked URL. RT means retweeting and this is quoting another twitter message. It is usually done by writing message @, someone’s name, and original message. In this ...


How Twitter Users Communicate Trending Topics And Political Topics, Hillary Block, Andrew Ewing, Kaitlin Davies Sep 2010

How Twitter Users Communicate Trending Topics And Political Topics, Hillary Block, Andrew Ewing, Kaitlin Davies

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Comparison of how twitter users discuss political and popular topics via retweets, URLs and hash-tags.


Conventions Of Communication, Miranda J. Nielson, Bryan Hill, Jeremy Mcdaniel Sep 2010

Conventions Of Communication, Miranda J. Nielson, Bryan Hill, Jeremy Mcdaniel

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Using Twitter’s conventions of communication, people acknowledge and emphasize the importance of their tweets. Our research in this report examines the importance and relevance of two pop culture figures – Paola Bracho and Jimena Navarette – and two political figures – Barack Obama and Osama Bin Laden.


Politics And Pop Culture, David Clayton, Andrea Bunting, Anthony Sudarmawan Sep 2010

Politics And Pop Culture, David Clayton, Andrea Bunting, Anthony Sudarmawan

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

No abstract provided.


The Importance Of Politics In Twitter, Andrew Ewing, Kaitlin Davies, Hillary Block Sep 2010

The Importance Of Politics In Twitter, Andrew Ewing, Kaitlin Davies, Hillary Block

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

The comparison on Twitter between trending topics and politics.


Twitter: Politics Vs. Entertainment, Bryan P. Hill, Miranda J. Nielson, Jeremy Mcdaniel Sep 2010

Twitter: Politics Vs. Entertainment, Bryan P. Hill, Miranda J. Nielson, Jeremy Mcdaniel

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

By using Twitter to analyze political relevance of trending topics in comparison to Barack Obama and Osama Bin Laden