Carlos Slim Twitter Sentiment and social network analysis.
Carlos Slim ’s Twitter Social Media profile is live here.
Carlos Slim is one of the people we are tracking as part of our ttwick Billionaires page using twitter and other social media data. An investor mainly in telecoms in Latin America, he has a long and impressive record of dealmaking in that sector.
With a fortune of 63.3 billion dollars as of November 2011, Mexican telecom mogul Carlos Slim Helu is the world‘s richest person for the second year in a row. A rise in the Mexican stock market, a stronger peso, and successful mining and real estate spinoffs from conglomerate Grupo Carso all contributed to his astonishing wealth. He also merged his fixed-line telecom company into America Movil, Latin America‘s largest wireless carrier. The Slim family stake in that holding accounts for around 60% of his net worth. He has stakes in more than 200 companies, notably in retailer Saks, the New York Times, and Philip Morris. He recently opened a new building for his Soumaya Museum, which houses his vast art collection. It is open to the public for free.
Carlos Slim’s Wealth – Motion Chart and analysis derived from twitter data
The chart below, live at Slim’s page @ ttwick, shows Carlos Slim’s wealth growth in recent years, as well as that of some of his peers. This data coupled with the raw data processed from twitter gives you insights into his reach.
Carlos Slim’s twitter – ttwick chart
Below is what we call a ttwick chart, similar to a Open High Low Close (OHLC) chart in the stock market. It shows the first stage in the transformation of a social media message into a “ttwick”, indicating the level of social media activity around Carlos Slim, and using twitter as our main source of data, since it leads other social networks in propagation of information.
Sentiment Analysis for Carlos Slim
This graph shows how polarized (negative or positive) social media users are in their opinions of Carlos Slim over the last 14 days. Our algorithms scans all relevant messages in twitter and extract general sentiment from the data.
Social Network Analysis for Carlos Slim
Social network analysis (SNA) is the mapping and measuring of relationships and flows between people, groups, organizations, computers, URLs, and other connected information/knowledge entities. The nodes in the network are the people and groups while the links show relationships or flows between the nodes. This type of quantitative analysis provides both a visual and a mathematical analysis of human relationships, and below, you can see a recent SNA for Carlos Slim.
To learn more about Carlos Slim, check out his wikipedia page here.
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About Ralf Voellmer
I’m a document specialist, writing and editing stuff ranging from blogs to marketing copy to contracts. I look for those ‘Aha!’ moments, when I see something others missed, or when exactly the right turn of words comes to me. I worked at Deutsche Bank, developing mutual fund structures for international clients. Then I did the same thing as an independent consultant for many years. Since 2008, I’ve also been developing projects that apply new investment techniques to areas outside the mainstream: music, one-off deals, specialized forecasting, and my favorite - movies. Right now I’m working on ttwick.com, a social media intelligence site. Whenever I get the chance, I take long rides on my motorcycle.