A story of Gandhi, Racism, and Curiosity.

Or: How a non-coder ends up writing a Twitter bot

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This portrait of Ghandi is made up of 25,000 people on Twitter who claimed not to be racist… But…

Discovering Twitter

“I bet 99% of people who start a sentence with ‘I’m not racist, but…’ are actually about to say something racist”

“People who tweeted something racist were, on average, 2% more likely to misspell words.”

Methodology

“Based on our data set, it turns out that around 81% of people who start a tweet with ‘Not racist but…’ are tweeting something racist.”

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We analysed 33,690 tweets. In total, 81% of them were racist.

Turning racism into art

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A portrait of Martin Luther King, built up of 5,000 Twitter profile images of people who claimed they weren’t racist, but then went on to prove themselves wrong
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25,000 Twitter profile pictures making up a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi
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Did you do any other statistical analysis?

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CEO of Konf, pitch coach for startups, enthusiastic dabbler in photography.

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