MAS 965 : Social Visualizations
Tripti Gore Chandorkar

Assignment 5

I observed this google discussion group for the purpose of this study. This is a month old thread, part of the newsgroup. It is still active. The main discussion here seems to be between republicans and democrats with others who are neutral. The discussion mainly involves some emphatic views about pro-Bush and pro-Kerry, but it weirs off into different topics at many points (posters). The discussion gets heated up at some points with strong supporters of the two parties along with some spiced up anti-US comments from a British national.

In the following two figures, I have visualized only a part of the thread that would best convey my ideas for the visualization.

First Visualization - The flowering plant

Second Visualization - The Pulse