How Are Indian Politicians Using Twitter

This is an experimental project I’ve been running to understand how politicians in India are using Twitter.

Currently the project analyses the pattern of tweets, retweets, replies etc and the general extent of usage amongst more than 350 politicians in India. Give it a try below. (PS: Give it a few seconds to load)

How this works:

  • 2 Python scripts look for new tweets and the other parameters periodically in real time, using the Twitter REST Api
  • Mysql to store the tweets & PHP to query the┬ádatabase
  • Google Charts Api for the graphs.

If you are interested in collaborating on this project, please send me an email at [email protected]