Project Web Address: http://disc.library.emory.edu/ows/
After the Occupy Wall Street protests began in 2011, DiSC began archiving Occupy-related tweets. On the one year anniversary of the movement, we released Tweeting #OWS, a series of visualizations generated from portions of the 10 million archived tweets.
On the project site, we discuss how seeing time and place can impact our understanding of social networks and public protest. Emory's Twitter archive constitutes part of a new research terrain that allows us to make connections between physical events and the social media that document them.