Guardian DataBlog: Which issues lead the Twitter debate?
ANALYSIS: The Guardian’s DataBlog has built a series of interactive graphs charting the top topics of the Scottish independence referendum debate on Twitter.
Currency is the top topic of discussion, according to Glasgow University researchers, with oil and tax also important in the debate.
A study by researchers at the University of Glasgow has analysed tweets that use the #indyref hashtag.
Over time, currency emerges as the most mentioned of the topics of discussion but oil, the EU, and taxation have also been frequent matters of debate. Topical events and policy announcements drive it at specific moments, leading to large spikes.