Binders full of women… and Tableau.

Romney and TweetsBinders full of Tableau

A quick Tableau looking at tweets with the #bindersfullofwomen hashtag following Romney’s debate gaffe turning into a viral meme.

I made this as part of a Storify piece on the binders uproar, you can see it here: http://storify.com/jwkendall/binders-full-of-women

I was pleasantly surprised by how easily I was able to put the poll and twitter data together was also quite proud of the fact that I got the twitter information myself – I didn’t use any third-party service. I actually simply held down the “page down” key on my keyboard for a solid half-hour from the main Twitter page. Perhaps forty five minutes. I retrieved around 10,000 tweets, and it didn’t appear my browser would’ve put up with my retrieving many more than that. This means the data can’t penetrate to that initial surge on the 16th or 17th, but frankly, the interesting data comes later, when we see the life cycle play out.