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Twitter Townhall Report

Twitter Townhall Report

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This report identifies patterns in 25,000 tweeted questions and comments sent to the Twitter hashtag #askobama in the lead up to the July 6th 2011 Twitter Townhall held by President Obama. The analysis assesses the most popularly cited issues by both members of Congress and their constituents at large. The analysis revealed that the most popular topics for questions/comments were about jobs, the economy, taxes, and the federal budget.
This report identifies patterns in 25,000 tweeted questions and comments sent to the Twitter hashtag #askobama in the lead up to the July 6th 2011 Twitter Townhall held by President Obama. The analysis assesses the most popularly cited issues by both members of Congress and their constituents at large. The analysis revealed that the most popular topics for questions/comments were about jobs, the economy, taxes, and the federal budget.

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Obama Townhall Twitter Analysis
 
This report identifies patterns in 25,000 tweeted questions and comments sent to the Twitter hashtag #askobama in the lead up to the July 6th 2011 Twitter Townhall held by President Obama. The analysis assesses the most popularly cited issues by both members of Congress and their constituents at large. The analysis revealed that the most  popular topics for questions/comments were about jobs, the economy,taxes, and the federal budget.
Summary of Findings
 
Introduction
While members of the media are covering the story of President Obama’s Twitter Townhall, OhMyGov Inc. staff examined some of the patterns in Twitter usage andthe public’s questions and comments sent to the hashtag #askobama. Just under24,875 tweets were analyzed in this report, which encompasses the periodbeginning at 9:30pm EST July 5th to 2:00pm July 6th.
Tweets by Members of Congress
OhMyGov examined patterns in the tweeted comments and questions posed bymembers of Congress to determine the extent to which members participated inthe Twitter Townhall. Use of the platform Twitter to send comments to #askobamatended to be dominated by Republicans.Figure 1 to the right shows the percentage of questions/comments posted by Congressionalrepublicans vs democrats on Twitter to the#askobama hashtag. Tweets were mostly sentfrom the Republican side of Congress (77%).With one exception (Sen. Orrin Hatch), allmembers were Representatives and notSenators.
Top Congressional Issues
Overwhelmingly, the top issues tweeted by members of Congress had to do with job creation (41%) and the federal budget (10%). A largepercentage of tweets were simply promoting the Townhall event to constituents(21%). The budget (10%) and energy & oil (8%) were the third and fourth mostpopular issue tweeted by Members. The Economy (8%) and small businessgrowth (8%) were also tied for fourth. Overregulation of business (5%) took fifth
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A report by @ohmygov, looking at the patterns in the tweets and comments sent to the Twitter hashtag, #askobama, in preparation for the Twitter Townhall Meeting.
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A report by @ohmygov, looking at the patterns in the tweets and comments sent to the Twitter hashtag, #askobama, in preparation for the Twitter Townhall Meeting.
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