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Fred Karger: The Gay republican candidate that the media does not cover

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  Fred Karger, one of the shrewdest Republican political operators of the past three decades, announced the formation of his 2012 Exploratory Committee on July 18, 2010, making him the first ever openly gay aspirant for the presidency. Click on the image to see a snapshot of a December 2011 SNV for Fred Karger. For an explanation of a SNV, please refer to this post. To zoom in and out, hold the shift key … [Read more...]

Ron Paul – Social Network Visualization

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  Click on the image to see a snapshot of a December 2011 SNV for Ron Paul. For an explanation of a SNV, please refer to this post. To zoom in and out, hold the shift key while on the visualization, and scroll your mouse wheel. You can also grab any node and re-position it anywhere you want. Click the image to open a visualization As you can see from Top Nodes, the most active users in the … [Read more...]

Newt Gingrich – Social Network Visualization

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  Click on the image to see a snapshot of a December 2011 SNV for Newt Gingrich. For an explanation of a SNV, please refer to this post. To zoom in and out, hold the shift key while on the visualization, and scroll your mouse wheel. You can also grab any node and re-position it anywhere you want. Click the image to open a visualization As you can see from Top Nodes, the most active users in the … [Read more...]

Mitt Romney – Social Media Analysis

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Mitt Romney - twitter and other social media analysis is live here. Mitt Romney emerged as the clear favorite for the Republican 2012 presidential nominee, right from the moment John McCain lost the 2008 election to Barack Obama. The Harvard man has been comfortably leading every poll since then. Unless Bachmann, Huntsman, Pawlenty and company start to make ground soon, the liberal turned conservative … [Read more...]

How to use twitter data and ttwick to track elections

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There are several important features on ttwick that give users insight into elections above what they might find in the news media. Analyzing tweets, ttwick’s heatmap shows, in real time, in which states a candidate has a high degree of support, or has a high degree of opposition. The same information can be displayed by region, county, voting district, even neighborhood. Users are able to zoom in on key states … [Read more...]

Rick Perry – Social Network Visualization

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  Click on the image to see a snapshot of a December 2011 SNV for Rick Perry. For an explanation of a SNV, please refer to this post. To zoom in and out, hold the shift key while on the image, and scroll your mouse wheel. You can also grab any node and re-position it anywhere you want. Click the image to open a visualization As you can see from Top Nodes, the most active users in the twittersphere … [Read more...]

Social media data flagged a Netflix short sell – other strategies possible?

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Netflix 's real-time computational linguistic analysis hinting a short sell back in June 2011? Social media data has become an important part of examining public protest and social movements. And, in at least one case we have documented, a profit opportunity from the short sell of Netflix while monitoring public comments. The word cloud above was generated automatically by one of our algorithms, created from … [Read more...]

Michelle Bachmann – Social Network Visualization

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  Click on the image to see a snapshot of a December 2011 SNV for Michelle Bachmann. For an explanation of a SNV, please refer to this post. To zoom in and out, hold the shift key while on the image, and scroll your mouse wheel. You can also grab any node and re-position it anywhere you want. Click the image to open a visualization As you can see from Top Nodes, the most active users in the … [Read more...]

Barack Obama – Social Media Analysis

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Barack Obama's Twitter Social Media Profile. Barack Obama ’s Twitter Social Media profile is live here. Barack Obama previously served as a United States Senator from Illinois, from January 2005 until he resigned following his victory in the 2008 presidential election. Born to a Kenyan father and a Caucasian mother, the former community activist and lawyer came into national prominence with a show … [Read more...]