Monthly Twitter activity for all members of the U.S. Congress

Monthly Twitter activity for all members of the U.S. Congress by Drew Conway.

From the post:

Many months ago I blogged about the research that John Myles White and I are conducting on using Twitter data to estimate an individual’s political ideology. As I mentioned then, we are using the Twitter activity of members of the U.S. Congress to build a training data set for our model. A large part of the effort for this project has gone into designing a system to systematically collect the Twitter data on the members of the U.S. Congress.

Today I am pleased to announce that we have worked out most of the bugs, and now have a reliable data set upon which to build. Better still, we are ready to share. Unlike our old system, the data now lives on a live CouchDB database, and can be queried for specific research tasks. We have combined all of the data available from Twitter’s search API with the information on each member from Sunlight Foundation’s Congressional API.

Looks like an interesting data set to match up to the ages of addresses doesn’t it?

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