72 Hours of #Gamergate

Digging through 316,669 tweets from three days of Twitter’s two-month-old trainwreck

Andy Baio
Andy Baio
Oct 27, 2014 · 8 min read
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Hourly posting activity for #Gamergate/#NotYourShield. Times in UTC.

The Breakdown

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Account Age

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#Gamergate tweets charted by month of account creation

Roughly 25% of all Gamergate activity is coming from accounts created in the last two months.

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The Retweet Network

There’s little overlap between communities.

The top RTed users are pro-GG, the top RTed tweets are against.

Gamergate supporters use the #gamergate hashtag more often.

Averaging Gamergate

Gauging Sentiment

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Newsweek’s sentiment analysis. Nope.

Roughly 90–95% take a clear side either in favor or against Gamergate.

Worlds Apart

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Each point is a single person in the #Gamergate universe, the lines connect who they follow. See a larger version with labels.

The Data

The Message

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Andy Baio

Written by

Andy Baio

I make web stuff. @waxy, @xoxo, @upcomingorg, @playfic, @supercutorg, Kind of Bloop. Helped build @kickstarter. P.S. I love you.

The Message

A Pandaemonium Revolver Collection. Season 2 stars @anildash @alanalevinson @ftrain @hipstercrite @itsthebrandi @jamielaurenkeiles @vijithassar @yungrama @zeynep. Season 1 available on DVD shortly.

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