What's in Your Tweets? I Know Who You Supported in the UK 2010 General Election

@inproceedings{Boutet2012WhatsIY,
  title={What's in Your Tweets? I Know Who You Supported in the UK 2010 General Election},
  author={Antoine Boutet and Hyoungshick Kim and Eiko Yoneki},
  booktitle={ICWSM},
  year={2012}
}
Nowadays, the use of social media such as Twitter is necessary to monitor trends of people on political issues. As a case study, we collected the main stream of Twitter related to the 2010 UK general election during the associated period. We analyse the characteristics of the three main parties in the election. Also, we propose a simple and practical algorithm to identify the political leaning of users using the amount of Twitter messages which seem related to political parties. The… CONTINUE READING
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