Python-Twitter

September 27, 2017

Duration: 120 minutes

I download and install python-twitter.  I download tweet from @realDonaldTrump.  I couldn’t figure out how to put in .csv file.  Also, I couldn’t figure out how to download tweets from a random user (needs a screen name or an id number). I am  getting  the error:  NameError: name ‘__name_’ is not defined

Another Meeting

September 15, 2017

Duration: 5 minutes

I meet with Dr. Milne. He suggested that since my audience is Virginia Academy of Science, that I use the definition from article he had given me. Also, he gave me the book Countercultures: A Sociological Analysis by William W. Zellner to get different characteristics of various groups.

Researching hate speech from a more legal perspective

September 9, 2017

Duration: 90 minutes

Supreme Court Rules Hate Speech Is Free Speech

I read the article given to by Dr. Milne.   In the article , “fighting words” , a concept that was addressed in Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire Supreme Court decision. So, I decision to search for hate speech laws.  I found an article from The Washington Post, it mentions various cases and provided links to the those cases. The links went to a website called Oyez.

Narrowing Down My Audience

Based on the Supreme Court cases mention above,  lawyers and political scientist should not be my audience base.

A day full of meetings

September 8, 2017

Duration: 30 minutes

Meeting with Dr. Milne:

I meet with Dr.  Milne for about 5 minutes. He gave me an article to read. I have a meeting with he Friday, September 15, to discuss the article. Also,  Dr. Milne wants me to answer the following questions:

  1. What is my audience? ( Dr. Marmorstein, legal, non-profit organization)
  2. What type of definition(s) would that audience need?

Meeting with Dr. Carkenord:

I also meet with Dr. Carkenord for about 25 minutes. He suggested that when I go through the tweets by hand, I should have a group help. That a group would give it more validation, so it’s not just my opinion.  In addition, when I develop a list of “hateful” words and traits, I should have include phrases.