Understanding Subnational Variation in Tweets

My primary source of data is tweets I get from Twitter’s POST statuses/filter endpoint, what I believe was called the “Streaming Endpoint” when I started working with Twitter data eons ago.  While it has always been straightforward to use a bounding box to get tweets with geographic information, exactly what Twitter reports and how it […]

Machine coded events data and hand-coded data

Working with events data has long posed a fundamental dilemma.  On one hand, the events one wants to study – state-sponsored killings, battles in a war, or protests, for example – have a complex, intertwined nature that requires either detailed case studies or detailed hand-coding of the events.  On the other hand, gathering such detailed […]