A Bird’s-Eye View of #WomensMarch

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On January 21st, 2017, a historic number of people showed up for the Women’s March on Washington, a protest march rejecting the policies of the newly inaugurated President of the United States. In tandem with the march was a flurry of tweets magnifying the on-the-ground movement through the use of #WomensMarch. What were the most popular #WomensMarch tweets? How many people were tweeting? When did the tweeting spike? What other topics were people discussing? To answer these questions, I analyzed over 850,000 tweets from January 21st discussing the Women’s March on Washington. Read more