Text mining applied to a Slate-Twitter Contest.
In June 2010 Slate organized a competition for which it invited people to propose a concise description of the declaration of independence and submit it via Twitter. This repository contains the corpus of submissions as well as the method used to obtain this information and the custom functions created to analyze this information.
Makefile: retrieve topical tweets via the twitter API
*.csv: the tweet corpus
textmining.R: apply text mining to shed a light on the diversity and appreciation of the tweets as well as the collective creativity of participants.
- "Life, Liberty, and 140 Characters: On the Study of Creativity Through Open Networks on Line." SSRN eLibrary. Paper presented a workshop on "Hidden sides of creativity" at ESSEC, 2011.
- "Using Social Media to Sample Ideas: Lessons from a Slate-Twitter Contest." SSRN eLibrary. Paper to be presented at track on Open Innovation at EURAM 2012.
- An article is forthcoming in the special issue on technology, information systems and collaboration of the journal of systems and information technology.
This work grew out of research carried out for the Chair Innovation & Regulation while at the Ecole Polytechnique.