Quick Visual Profile of Conservative Party Followers on Twitter

Overview of the Accounts Most Followed by @Conservative Followers

Please click pictures to see  the high resolution versions

If you follow "@Conservative" on Twitter, who else are you likely to follow? Size is a measure of how much more likely an account is to be followed than we'd expect from its total number of followers.

If you follow “@Conservative” on Twitter, who else are you likely to follow? Size is a measure of how much more likely an account is to be followed than we’d expect from its total number of followers. Click for a bigger version.

Political Afficianados

@Conservative followers with a deeper interest in politics tend to follow these accounts. Note the Labour Party node,  reminding us that following @Conservatives (or @UKLabour) doesn't  necessarily make us a supporter.

@Conservative followers with a deeper interest in politics tend to follow these accounts. Note the Labour Party node, reminding us that following @Conservatives (or @UKLabour) doesn’t necessarily make us a supporter. Click for a bigger version.

The “I love Celebs” Segment

As always, Stephen Fry makes an appearance. We've tried to compensate for his general popularity (and that of other celebs) where we'd expect a lot of people to follow them anyway, irrespective of whether they follow @Conservative.

As always, Stephen Fry makes an appearance. We’ve tried to compensate for his general popularity (and that of other celebs) where we’d expect a lot of people to follow them anyway, irrespective of whether they follow @Conservative. Click for a bigger version.

Lost Americans

The group out to the right are, appropriately, lost American "Conservatives", followers of the Heritage Foundation and other US "Conservatives" such as Karl Rove and Glenn Beck

The group out to the right are, appropriately, lost American “Conservatives”, followers of the Heritage Foundation and other US “Conservatives” such as Karl Rove and Glenn Beck Click for a bigger version

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2 Responses to Quick Visual Profile of Conservative Party Followers on Twitter

  1. Andrew says:

    I really like the work your doing here. I’d be interested to know how you build your twitter corpora, are you using R? Also the visuals are impressive, are they made with Gephi?

    • andypryke says:

      I use the “twitteR” package in R to download tweets. It’s pretty simple, for tweets you do something along the lines of ‘searchTwitter(“Thatcher”)’. Visuals are with the excellent Gephi!

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