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.

One 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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