I’ve been collecting tweets about BBC Question Time to produce these graphs of twitter reaction. As a summary of how twitter users reacted to the programme they work fairly well.

For a while I’ve been wondering about overlaying information gleaned from social media onto the video from the TV programmes as an experiment. Will it add a useful level of analysis? How easy is it to do? Does it make sense when you watch it?

So here’s my first stab, based on data I collected for the programme on 21st March. It shows a rolling graph of positive, negative and neutral sentiment and a dynamic graph of the relative frequencies of the most mentioned words.

Naturally its far from perfect. However (as always with these things) it’s the process of building it, getting feedback and iterating that ultimately improves it and makes it into something thats actually useful to someone.

Comments / Questions / Observations etc welcome!


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