About sociopolitial.org

sociopolitical.org is a web resource that allows users to locate the Social Media Network accounts used by U.S. politicians. In the current version of the data set, all U.S. Congresspersons and U.S. Senators are included. In the future, we hope to expand the data set to include state-level elected officials, and federal and state government agencies.

The curator of sociopolitical.org is Adam Scott Wandt, an Assistant Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Professor Wandt originally conceived the concept for this website in early 2012.

Initial research for this project was completed during a specially designed independent study during the Fall of 2012 by John Jay College of Criminal Justice graduate student Margaret Riccardelli.

The data set is scheduled to be verified and updated twice a year in April and November. Data verification is conducted by graduate students at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

This data set was last updated on: September 1, 2012

This data set will next be updated on: April 31, 2013

The following data points have been collected on each elected individual:

  1. Offical Government URL
  2. Facebook URL
  3. Twitter URL
  4. Youtube URL
  5. LinkedIn URL
  6. Flickr URL
  7. Google + URL
  8. Twitter Verification Status

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