The Decoy team identified 431 posts for ‘Save Lake Eppalock’ (322 relevant) and 105 posts for ‘Friends of Lake Meran’ (54 relevant) for the 2016 calendar year. There were 36,124 responses to posts for Save Lake Eppalock’ (33,230 relevant) and 1,710 responses to posts for ‘Friends of Lake Meran’ (1,550 relevant).
Two tables were used to summarise the data from the responses to posts. The responses could be “likes”, “comments” and “shares”. The two tables include an assessment of the extent the comments supported or opposed the original post topic (i.e. using the options of disagree, unsure/not relevant,agree).
To make sense of the large data set, posts were grouped according to broad themes. The two tables provide a summary of post and responses by theme. Examples of posts are also provided and these are grouped under the theme headings.