University of Cambridge - Caught in a web of tweets

May 13, 2010

People wanting to keep track of their elected representatives after last week's election now have a helping hand. Students at the University of Cambridge's computer lab have set up a website offering an analysis of how closely politicians are sticking to their promises according to the comments they make via Twitter, the social networking site. The site checks each politician's tweeted statements against a database of thousands of key words, selected from the main parties' manifestos and speeches.

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