This week, the algorithm only found three general topics in the data, and if you follow Kansas politics, these all make great sense:
- Covers the Kansas Legislative Post Audit committee's meeting, important news regarding a foster care audit.
- Covers issues with the Kansas education system, specifically regarding funding and teacher pay.
- Covers a Thursday press conference, where the governor made additional budget cuts.
And (this is psuedo-ironic-satire), the #ksleg hashtag tweeting leader-board for the week. A tie for first place, but BryanLowry3 wins in the "retweeted" tie breaker*
And, some example top tweets by topic above:
Legislative committee rejects request to audit Kansas foster care system http://t.co/4Dy6p5QgJJ #ksleg— Andy Marso (@andymarso) July 30, 2015
Topic 3:Kansas underfunded education, cut tenure. Now can't find enough teachers http://t.co/3y5jM62A1t via @HuffPostPol #ksleg #ksed #ksleg— Scott Rothschild (@srothschild1) July 31, 2015
Budget Director Shawn Sullivan to announce $50 mil in budget cuts Thursday afternoon. #ksleg— Stephen Koranda (@kprkoranda) July 29, 2015
*Quick note for the data scientists, this bit of satire is easy to replicate for any twitter search term. Essentially you use the twitteR library to download all the tweets, convert into a data frame, and then summarize the data.