The Andrew Marr show
Sunday 29th January 2012.
Tuned into BBC1 on Sunday 29th January 2012 to catch the end of The Andrew Marr Show. First person I saw was Iain Duncan Smith, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. His views are of interest to me, as a lot of my customers claim benefits and may be affected by welfare reform. Also, I'm attending Benefits Camp on Friday 3rd February 2012.
As I had missed most of the programme, I turned to Twitter to see what was going on. The hashtag #AndrewMarr seemed quite popular, so I followed that one. Most of the comments I saw were negative and against Iain Duncan Smith. But being an objective kind of chap, I decided to see what all of the #AndrewMarr tweets looked like, in the form of a word cloud: -
Based on these results, I'm definitely going to watch the whole programme on the iPlayer.
I created this cloud as follows: -
Load searchhash.com and search for hashtag #AndrewMarr between 2012-01-29 and 2012-01-30
Download the results in CSV format, then upload them into a Google spreadsheet
Visually inspect the spreadsheet, format the column sizes and make sure my search is correct
Copy the entire "tweet" column into the clipboard (basically, anything that anyone tweeted)
Load http://tagul.com and create a new cloud, then paste the clipboard into the source window
Select case=lower (force all text into lower case) and filter out common English words
At this point I visualise the word cloud to see how it looks
Filter out all the presenters and guests names + their abbreviations, e.g. IDS
Filter out one and zeebox (a social networking television website)
Change the word cloud shape to look more like a cloud
Visualise it again, happy with the results and saved it off
Try the interactive version at http://tagul.com/preview?id=49106@1 (works best with a device that has a mouse or pen)