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Hurricane Sandy - Analysis of Twitter

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When Sandy made landfall in New York and along the New Jersey shoreline, the storm itself had already devastated islands in the Caribbean and moved along the eastern seaboard causing damage in coastal states along the way. In a much similar manner, the tweet stream about the storm ebbed and flowed and moved along with it. By the time the storm struck New York and New Jersey, the Twitter data stream was already heavy with tweets about its impact and its approach to the northeast.