What is a theme?
A theme encompasses aspects as:
- A person (such as Joe Biden)
- A company or organization (such as the Democratic Party)
- A city or country
- A thing or concept (such as Education, Safety, ...)
How are the themes determined?
Every hour, govtrackr retrieves the Tweets of the relevant personalities and political parties, and analyses these publications using the InLinks software.
InLinks then returns the list of topics identified in each post.
Govtrackr then identifies the most mentioned themes from those posts arousing the strongest engagement (i.e., the greatest number of reactions: likes and comments)
Why are some themes not appearing?
The identification of topics can sometimes contain errors or omissions. It is important to remember that only Twitter posts are analysed. A topic mentioned only in a TV interview will not appear here.
In addition, the analysis of themes is analysed in the context they’re mentioned . As most of the posts contain only a few words, it is possible that certain topics are not identified correctly.