Platform Resonance Sample Study



Which platforms resonate most in the news about the Iran elections? A quick sample, comparing Twitter, Youtube and Facebook.


1. Query Google News for "Iran Elections" and Twitter, Facebook and Youtube, using the Google News Scraper.

Max nr. of results: 1000

Period: 29 May 09 - 29 June 09

"Iran Election" Twitter
"Iran Election" Facebook
"Iran Election" YouTube

2. Count the results and visualize the results in a Dorling Map.


"Iran Election" Twitter (757)

"Iran Election" Facebook (535)

"Iran Election" Youtube (243)



PlatformResonanceSample_Dorling.pdf: Platform Resonance Sample Dorling.pdf


Of the three platforms tested, Twitter is most often mentioned in the news about the Iran Elections 2009.


Google news results show an immense amount of copy-pasting of articles about the Iran elections: (and paste in excel)

Further research suggestions

Maybe look over time, as YouTube may have grown since the Neda video upload?
Topic revision: r2 - 30 Jun 2009, ErikBorra
This site is powered by FoswikiCopyright © by the contributing authors. All material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
Ideas, requests, problems regarding Foswiki? Send feedback