social media’s obituary for Roger Ebert

I decided to track Roger Ebert’s death through social media. (Storify embedded below.)

I tried to limit myself to posts only by people rather than publications or organizations. I also tried to use information only contained in the post itself, rather than allowing myself to click-through a given link to get more info. This made it easy to curate the emotion around Ebert’s death, but hard to learn any actual information about his life.

1 thought on “social media’s obituary for Roger Ebert

  1. Nice job. I think the look at aggregated mentions are worth digging into more – how many people mourned Ebert on Twitter vs. Thatcher? The individual messages you’ve selected are great examples.

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