I recently published my dissertation “Measuring the connective action of Black Lives Matter activists: A psychometric investigation into Twitter data.” In it, I examined activist participation in the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement on Twitter by modeling Bennett and Segerberg’s Logic of Connective Action using a novel psychologically-based approach that combines social media content analysis and confirmatory factor analysis. Listed below are some interactive charts I created based on the data I culled. If you have any questions feel free to reach out!
The chart above displays the total number of tweets sent per day based on a database I have of tweets extracted using approximately 100 unique BLM campaign hashtags from 2010-April 2019. To view the complete chart make sure that you press the hamburger button in the upper right corner of the image and select “view in full screen.” To explore the data and drill down to certain information click and drag your mouse.