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#GXNBradford – automated data collection

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“Bradford is bidding to host the Great Exhibition of the North, a two-month spectacular to showcase the best of art, culture and design in the North of England to national and international audiences.”

It’s a great opportunity to showcase the city, but there are a number of other cities hoping to host the Great Exhibition of the North in 2018. On the 16th September there was a huge social media push in Bradford to highlight why the city should be selected. The response from people was amazing with over 10,000 tweets. It’s rare for people to come together on the same day to share what makes their city special to them, so we thought it’d be an opportunity to work with the data produced to create something.

We set up a workflow to search twitter for tweets tagged with #greatnorthexpo2018 and/or #GXNBradford, and then filtered them to show only tweets that were about Bradford, rather than the other cities involved. We then filtered those results so only tweets with images were selected. We then created a loop so that our script would run through each tweet, open it, find the image it contained, and then downloaded it. This gave us 945 images in total!

With 945 images that people posted, representing why they thought bradford was special, we created a quick crowd sourced animation:



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