PROJECT: SOCIALMATTERS: A real-time visualization of social media connected to the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter.

View the visualization.

This is an on-going project that displays, in real-time, activity on social media around the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter.

From BlackLivesMatter.com:

All #BlackLivesMatter.  This is Not a Moment, but a Movement
#BlackLivesMatter was created in 2012 after Trayvon Martin’s murderer, George Zimmerman, was acquitted for his crime, and dead 17-year old Trayvon was posthumously placed on trial for his own murder. Rooted in the experiences of Black people in this country who actively resist our de-humanization, #BlackLivesMatter is a call to action and a response to the virulent anti-Black racism that permeates our society.Black Lives Matter is a unique contribution that goes beyond extrajudicial killings of Black people by police and vigilantes. 


When I say "around" the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter, I'm talking about the many and growing number of variations (#WhiteLivesMatter, #BlueLivesMatter, #AllLivesMatter...)  See why this is problematic here (or here or here or here or here).

Coming soon:

  • Instagram and Facebook activity
  • View archival data
  • In depth description of algorithms, software implementation, source code

Thanks, credit, acknowledgement, etc: