OUAB Talent Search Twitter Bot

Project information

OUAB, or the Ohio Union Activities Board, is the Ohio State University's campus programming board. OUAB plans hundreds of events for students throughout the school year.

As a Director of Marketing, I utilized the social media to help inform students about upcoming events and gauge student interest in brainstorming events. I wanted to explore how to analyze OUAB's 50,000+ follower base to learn more about what specific talent options students were interested in.

This Java program pulls all of the Twitter followers for @ouab, builds a tree of who @ouab's followers are also following, and finds commonalities among who students follow besides @ouab. A basic implementation of a terminal interface allows you to search by twitter handle or return the top options.