In the previously mentioned Andrew Yang dataset, Addy brokedown the 8,864 comments into several interesting topics. One topic read “reduce the number”. This topic is about Yang supporters convincing an anti-abortionist that universal basic income would help “reduce the number” of abortions. (See I am anti-abortion, and I'm torn between voting for Andrew Yang and not voting.
In another topic, users are fiercely debating whether “universal basic income” is “anti-capitalist”.
Other interesting topics include “the right to be informed” as digital data is your personal property, “Rent control” under universal basic income, how to fund “Freedom Dividend” and so forth.
I was excited by the novel talking points and vocabulary I was able to uncover so easily with Addy’s help. A lot of times I also use Addy as “smart” filters on text data so I can quickly look at the context of key phrases, people or strong emotions and then capture my Cliff notes with Addy’s workbench.