An Analysis of Political Views on Blogs

Todd Sullivan
Stanford's Large Scale Data Mining Course
Stanford Department of Computer Science

In this project I studied political views on blogs. Professor Kamvar provided the dataset of blog posts from Blogger, LiveJournal, and MySpace. Unfortunately, the crawler had severe issues around the 2008 elections and as such we only had blog data up to October 28. Nevertheless, I extracted opinions from blog posts and thoroughly examined the data in many ways. Below are my weekly reports. The final paper is a concatenation of all of my reports, with sections reordered to make the paper flow, an additional appendix, and some extra commentary in select places.

Technical Report