http://topsy.com/ to use for gathering data about twitter. It was easier for us at this stage to get the data by hand from this website rather than using the twitter api which would require a 4th coding language.
When experimenting with the analytics page we were given three possible words to search. They would be displayed on a graph in the colours orange,green, and blue. Since we were just exploring i decided to compare the three colours that were shown. The graph bellow shows the number of tweets containing the word orange, blue and green over the last 30 days.