As a researcher, I love data. And when you bring together thousands of tech savoy educators, you have a fountain of data that flows at amazing rates across the digital ether. Rather than letting this data bounce off the walls of TweetDeck, HooteSuite or the aggregator of your choice, I set up a Tweet Archive to capture all of the tweets from this year’s ISTE. This tool also allows for some quick visualizations of the data as it comes in. While not sufficient to attach any real meaning without true analysis, it is still fun to watch. As of about a week ago, there were around 6000 tweets in the archive tagged #iste2014 or #iste14. As of about 2:00 pm on Saturday, there were over 25,000 tweets with these tags! Here are a few graphics representing the data up to this point.
Tweet Archive: http://www.tweetarchivist.com/bigenhoc/15