25 Apr We analyzed with Opileak the impact of the referendum of Seville´s Feria on Twitter
During the week of the 18th-23rd of September, a referendum was made about Seville´s Feria. Thanks to Opileak, we were able to analyze the impact this referendum had on Twitter.
In total we counted 47,657 tweets sent by 20,775 users, which gives us an average of 2.29 tuits per person. We also counted how many articles were published on the internet during this week, in which there were 32 articles on 9 distinct medias, which equals 3.56 articles per media. The time in which we counted the most tweets was the first day of the referendum, Monday, September 19th, from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., in which we collected more than 2,000 tweets.
We analyzed the account of Ayuntamiento of Seville (@Ayto_Sevilla) and general searches related to it. The account of Ayuntamiento received 3,013 tweets. The proposed hashtag for Ayto referring to the referendum was #FeriaSevilla17, which received 255 tweets, and the most popular topics in these tweets are what we can see on the left. The most repeated term is “participation” and also “participation process”.
But the hashtag that was most used this week on Twitter was #FeriaDeAbril, which had 11,885 tweets sent by 8,614 users. We also analyzed the hashtag #DecideSevilla which many users tweeted, resulting in 550 tweets.
The words “Feria de Sevilla” were included in 1,549 tweets, and “referéndum feria” in 693.
To observe how many tweets were written from Seville, we geolocalized these searches and from the province of Seville, 12,394 tweets were published by 2,580 users, a remarkable number which indicates that every user published an average of 4.8 tweets.