The impeachment vote in tweets: #CJonTrial

By Russell Shepherd and Maria A. Ressa

This is the entire community of Twitter users who used #CJonTrial on May 29, 2012. It is a network based visual analysis of the social media conversation on judgment day of the Corona Impeachment Trial.

You can zoom in to explore the communities that formed around each account and see how they link to others.  This map may take a while to load because of the large data sets. 

This is a social network analysis based visualization of data collected from Twitter during the 44th and last day of the impeachment trial of former Philippine Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona.  May 29, 2012 was the day the senator-judges gave their judgments – shown live on radio, television and the internet.  What you see above is a network connecting users who retweeted or tweeted-at each other using #CJonTrial, the hashtag used by broadcast network ABS-CBN and its affiliates.

For the full picture of how this community using #CJonTrial fits into the larger Filipino Twitter community, click here for an analysis of frequency of tweets and to see the accounts which used #CoronaTrial.

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