Research Tools II: Twitter-Based Research (Thread, Google Docs, Maps)

by remysaverem

research tools on police violence

This is an era of DIY.

This is an era in which we are — and must be — the media.

This is an era in which we are — and must be — the documentarians, the historians, the curators of information.

Increasingly, and of necessity, we are using Twitter as means of quickly conveying and sharing literally life-and-death information.

Tragically, a content alert applies.

Here are some resources for us.

(1) https://demcastusa.com/2020/06/11/nationwide-map-of-police-brutality-created-from-tweets/?fbclid=IwAR1dX5yXJB7zEAmQddip6mF8QhFsGbWdrpaPrYINSsVK8I8ygrQL8iXZI6Q

This is a map that interweaves Twitter data on police violence with geolocation mapping.

(2) https://twitter.com/greg_doucette/status/1266752393556918273

This is the Twitter thread that started the various projects of compiling police violence videos into one archive.

(3) https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1YmZeSxpz52qT-10tkCjWOwOGkQqle7Wd1P7ZM1wMW0E/edit#gid=0

This is the Google document that compiles in a linear, searchable fashion that data from (2).

(4) https://maminian.github.io/brutality-map/?ct=t(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_4_6_2018_COPY_01)

This is the visualization map, which uses size of dots to indicate the number of cases in a region, based on the above data.

As always, BoopTroopEugene is here for any research you conduct.

We will be glad and honored to share what you find.

We love you.

Ellen.

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