Twitter infographic shows U.S. Hatespeech patterns
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May 13th, 2013 (05:00 PM). Edited May 14th, 2013 by CarcharOdin.
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I'm not sure. The dataset I worked with contained 16 million tweets. However, it was not limited to just the United States. It was global. But still.. 150,000 seems really small.
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The most I got was that only 7% of Americans use Twitter.
Given that the population of the United States is more than 300 million...that's still a pathetic sample size when you do the math. 150,000 people is only 0.05% of the population. That's far less than pretty much all of the commonly used statistical margins of error. And even if you factor in just the Twitter users, not the entire American population, that sample size is still only 0.7% of the overall Twitter-using American population.
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