Class Projects - Fall 2012

Stakeholder Tweetback

Stakeholder Tweetback gives additional voice and context to the political figures in news stories by allowing readers to quickly see what else public figures have said about a particular subject.

What it does

Stakeholder Tweetback gives additional voice and context to the political figures in news stories by allowing readers to quickly see what else public figures have said about a particular subject.

For example someone reading a story on the fiscal cliff might come across a short quote from U.S. Speaker John Boehner. With Stakeholder Tweetback a reader can quickly see what Boehner has said about the fiscal cliff via his twitter handle.

The idea here is to give stakeholders and sources more voice and context than is found in the typical news story. For stakeholders who don’t have a Twitter handle, the system will attempt to find related handles. One good example: the system returns tweets from @USTreasury when Treasure Secretary Tim Geithner’s name is added.

This is another cool tool that uses all the trove of Twitter data to automate a small aspect of storytelling.



Connect

Initial Concept: Larry Birnbaum

Student Team: Miriam Boon, Andrew Briggs, Will Hicks

Faculty Guidance: Larry Birnbaum, Jeremy Gilbert, and Kris Hammond (with assistance from Shawn O’Banion)