WBEZ | word cloud http://www.wbez.org/tags/word-cloud Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Chicagoland tweets election day http://www.wbez.org/news/chicagoland-tweets-election-day-103693 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/district 1 morning.png" alt="" /><p><script type="text/javascript" src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/static/modules/gviz/1.0/chart.js"> {"dataSourceUrl":"//docs.google.com/spreadsheet/tq?key=0AoAq-yszkAfjdHpBeFFpem5lUUlNZnNReTdWWjBodkE&transpose=0&headers=0&range=A1%3AB3&gid=8&pub=1","options":{"titleTextStyle":{"bold":true,"color":"#000","fontSize":16},"vAxes":[{"useFormatFromData":true,"title":"Left vertical axis title","minValue":null,"viewWindowMode":"pretty","viewWindow":{"min":null,"max":null},"maxValue":null},{"useFormatFromData":true,"minValue":null,"viewWindowMode":"pretty","viewWindow":{"min":null,"max":null},"maxValue":null}],"pieHole":0,"booleanRole":"certainty","title":"Chicagoans tweet about voting","animation":{"duration":0},"colors":["#f9cb9c","#0000ff","#ff0000","#109618","#990099","#0099C6","#DD4477","#66AA00","#B82E2E","#316395","#994499","#22AA99","#AAAA11","#6633CC","#E67300","#8B0707","#651067","#329262","#5574A6","#3B3EAC","#B77322","#16D620","#B91383","#F4359E","#9C5935","#A9C413","#2A778D","#668D1C","#BEA413","#0C5922","#743411"],"is3D":false,"hAxis":{"useFormatFromData":true,"title":"Horizontal axis title","minValue":null,"viewWindowMode":"pretty","viewWindow":{"min":null,"max":null},"maxValue":null},"width":606,"height":384},"state":{},"view":{},"chartType":"PieChart","chartName":"Chart 1"} </script><p>&nbsp;</p><p>We analyzed what Chicagoans were tweeting about voting; as seen from the pie chart above, a vast majority of their comments were merely on the act of doing so, and were generally neutral. That didn&#39;t stop people like <a href="https://twitter.com/CeejisAwesome/status/265883456662298624">@CeejisAwesome from writing</a>,&nbsp;&quot;Didnt vote, will not vote, and probably never will. Unless the electoral college is removed. #werenotinthe1800s&quot;, or <a href="https://twitter.com/danmacavoy/status/265659853480009729">@danmacavoy from saying</a>, &quot;No matter who you vote for tomorrow, remember that you should&#39;ve dated more in college, and you should&#39;ve gone to grad school.&quot;</p><p>We also used <a href="http://www.wordle.net/">Wordle </a>to collect tweets Chicagoans sent today before the polls closed about the local, and presidential, elections we&#39;re covering. Here are some of their comments from late Monday evening through Tuesday evening.</p><p>There weren&#39;t too many tweets about the <strong>2nd congressional district</strong>, where<a href="http://www.wbez.org/news/troubled-jesse-jackson-jr-expected-handily-win-re-election-103675"> the controversial Jesse Jackson, Jr.</a> is expected to win handily:</p><div class="image-insert-image "><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/District-2.gif" style="height: 393px; width: 620px; " title="" /></div></div><div class="image-insert-image ">Joe Walsh, on the other hand, was heavily commented on in the<strong> 8th congressional district</strong>, <a href="https://twitter.com/nixternal/status/265865317538988032">prompting tweets like</a> &quot;I could care less who the president is going to be. I am just going to be glad that Joe Walsh &amp; Tammy Duckworth will stop calling me!&quot;:</div><div class="image-insert-image "><div class="image-insert-image "><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/District-8.gif" title="" /></div></div><div class="image-insert-image "><strong>And in District 10, </strong><a href="https://twitter.com/bleeinternets/status/265612161806639104">@bleeinternets tweeted</a>,<span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span>&quot;I&#39;m not enthused about Bob Dold! but when I see his name with an exclamation point it reminds me of people talking about Bob Dole in 1996&quot;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><div class="image-insert-image "><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/District-10.gif" title="" /></div></div><div class="image-insert-image "><strong>In District 11</strong>, election fatigue was running high. <a href="https://twitter.com/woohoodude11/status/265806505167712257">@woohoodude11 commented that it was</a><span class="Apple-tab-span" style="white-space:pre"> </span>&quot;Kinda pathetic that after two months of ads against joe walsh tammy duckworth bill foster and judy biggert, i didnt have to vote for one.&quot;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><div class="image-insert-image "><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/District-11.gif" title="" /></div></div><div class="image-insert-image "><b>And in the Indiana Senate race </b>between Donnelly and Richard Mourdock, many hadn&#39;t forgotten about the <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/achy-obejas/2012-10/mourdock-and-meaning-moderate-103410">latter&#39;s controversial comment about rape</a>:</div></div></div></div><div class="image-insert-image "><div class="image-insert-image "><div class="image-insert-image "><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/Indiana-Senate-GIF.gif" title="" /></div></div></div></div><p>And tweets poured in from Chicagoans all day about the Presidential race expressing their excitement over voting:</p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/Presidential-GIF.gif" title="" /></div><div class="image-insert-image "><em>Thales Exoo contributed reporting.</em></div></p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 19:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/news/chicagoland-tweets-election-day-103693