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Election 2015 Twitter Visualisation

After reading a paper on the train and noticing the phrase 'hardworking families' was repeated quite a lot, I decided to see what the political parties actually said the most. I've also always wanted to make a 'visual', or interactive web application, so decided to see what would happen if I had a script running on a VPS to constantly read off of twitter's streaming API and following what the main parties of this election were saying - counting the individual words to see what the most popular phrases were. Unsurprisngly, after a few hours of data collection the most used words were 'the', 'and' and 'it' - so these were filtered out from the results. It's running over here (although data collection has stopped) but the source code and raw data is all on GitHub.

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