Twitter is a valuable source for intelligent well-documented research using tweetstreams, as witness these two examples.
Were the Paris riots just homegrown leaderless discontent or did someone exploit and jack that discontent? Because the far right sure seems to be involved.
Spiked Online, which morphed out of a supposed Marxist group and which pretends to be edgy leftie but really isn’t, got $300k from from the Koch Brothers. How convenient. Got horseshoes?
Both of these tweet threads document what they are saying. Sure, there’s lots of babble and noise on Twitter. And plenty of gems too.