Memo to: Political Junkies, Researchers, and Journalists
Subject: 2012 GOP Convention
Would you like every tweet from @GOPconvention, #RNC2012, #Romney, #TeaParty, or any person whose Twitter bio contains “Romney”?
This will be the most social media-driven convention in political history.
These are just a few of the possible queries you can capture during the GOP convention next week using DiscoverText and the Gnip Power Track for Twitter.
We are offering an election special through Midnight EST Sunday August 26th, 2012. If you purchase access to the Gnip Power Track as well as at least a 1-month Professional DiscoverText license, we will cut the Gnip access fee in half and double the number of free Tweets you get with access to 200,000.
This is half off the normal access fee and double the free tweet quota.
To take advantage of this election special, please contact us this weekend.
Posted in API, DiscoverText, general, GNIP, Twitter
Tagged convention, election, Gnip. Power Track, GOP, rnc, romney, Tea Party
The Sentiment Analysis Symposium provides unmatched opportunity to learn about sentiment technologies, how they are applied, and how to choose from among the many available solution options.
I am very excited to be undertaking a whole new line of research into political fear. Inspired by my work with Glen Szczypka and the Health Media Collaboratory, I had this proposal accepted for the October 30, 2012 Sentiment Analysis Symposium.
Title: Fear and Loathing on the Social Campaign Trail
Abstract: What are voters afraid of on the eve of the 2012 election? Fear is one of the most freely expressed forms of sentiment in social media. This “Voice of the Voter” presentation looks social data collected in the final week of October and speaks to the nature and salience of fear among the electorate. Bridging political and computational science, Dr. Shulman will present a frightening array of scenarios predicted in the Tweets and Facebook updates as the final phase of the campaign transpires.
Be afraid. Be very politically afraid. Then, please join millions of others already scared out of their wits and express yourself on social media about the approaching election. Results to be posted here October 30th, 2012.
Posted in DiscoverText, Facebook, general, research, Twitter
Tagged analysis, election, fear, political twitter, Research, sentiment, topic models
Tag clouds have gained popularity as a short cut to discovery of frequently occurring terms in a text collection. Much of the inspiration comes from the remarkable Wordle site at http://www.wordle.net. Building on that inspiration, we engineered an interactive word cloud tool in DiscoverText that we call the CloudExplorer. This video is a short introduction to how it works.
Click here to see a 3-minute video on how to use the Cloud Explorer
Posted in DiscoverText, general
Tagged CloudExplorer, Data Mining, DiscoverText, eDiscovery, software, statistics, tag clouds, Text Analytics, tools, Twitter Analysis, visualization
Joe and I had fun fielding questions, passing out literature and giving away DiscoverText t-shirts. Many thanks once again for the excellent facilities and services from our MassChallenge hosts. We met some leaders of cool start-ups, a number of interesting VCs and overall had a great night.
Come learn about 6 innovative and exciting technology products and network with the Boston/Cambridge startup community! Each presenter gets 5 minutes for product demonstration and 5 minutes for Q&A. Looks like a full house for this Citibank-sponsored event, and @Texifter is excited to show the latest power tools for text.
Did you regret not capturing all those Occupy Wall Street Tweets? Did you learn about DiscoverText after the Egyptian Revolution? Do you need to know how a brand or corporation has been discussed on Twitter lately? Are you interested in tracking the first tweets about the latest Syrian massacre? Do you have a hunch that Facebook’s botched IPO has something to do with how the Twitterverse discussed the public offering?
Do you ever wish you could have started capturing relevant twitter data before a historic event, mass protest, political gaffe, monumental catastrophe, or the rise of pop star? Now you can.
As part of Texifter’s continued effort to develop cutting-edge social media analytic software, we are proud to announce that DiscoverText is testing the “GNIP 30-Day Replay.” By providing this ability to capture the past 30 days of tweets, social media researchers and analysts with be able to extract even greater analytic insight using DiscoverText, which until now could only capture tweets in the present.
We think this function will a “game-changer” for social media researchers and network analysts, who we hope to empower with this cutting edge functionality. If you, your colleagues, or anyone you know is interested in utilizing a trial of this new technology, please email me at email@example.com as soon as possible. Please include your name, your number, and the best time to reach you, and we will get you started – collecting data – right away.
Following a sublime second round pitch made by Stu on borrowed shoes and less than 5 hours of sleep, Texifter moved into the finals of the MassChallenge. This afternoon, MassChallenge revealed the 125 finalists, 46 of which are high-tech companies, after a journey of 4 months, beginning with a simple application in February. The competition, fresh off a mention by President Obama in the State of the Union, called for entrants in late January. The organization fielded applications from over 30 states and foreign countries, totaling more than 1300 start-ups.
The remaining start-ups will compete for 1 million dollars in funding and all will have the ability to take advantage of office space in the accelerator, located at One Marina Park on the Fan Pier in Boston, MA. The accelerator will commence at the end of June, with a week long boot camp for start-up team members. Throughout the summer, MassChallenge will engage start-ups through information sessions and expert mentors.
This development comes at a busy time for Texifter, which has been making rounds in the local angel scene, most recently coming off a successful second round meeting with LaunchPad Angel Group. Over the summer, Texifter will continue rapid development and outreach, growing the client list, speaking at conferences, and developing new features for the platform. If you have any questions about Texifter and DiscoverText, please feel free to reach me at joe@discovertext.
Thanks Lee! Here is the video link:
Posted in DiscoverText, general, GNIP, product
Tagged bio, DiscoverText, filtering, GNIP, Power Track, rules, search, twitter
Texifter moved into the MassChallenge semifinals earlier this week. Fresh off pitching the River Valley Investors and LaunchPad Investors, this new pitch will be our third in less than a month.
MassChallenge was lauded by President Obama at the 2012 State of the Union address. It is a start-up accelerator located in downtown Boston and the first program allowing start-ups to compete for resources. If chosen as a finalist, start-ups receive free office space, world-class mentoring, media coverage, and a share of $1 million in cash awards.
The “challenge” started in January and drew 1,237 applicants from 35 countries and 36 states. The next round commences on Tuesday, May 15th. If you are interested, please take a look at our MassChallenge profile and give us a thumbs up.
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Tagged analytics, Angel Funding, Classifiers, DiscoverText, HR Analytics, LaunchPad, Machine Learning, Mass Challenge, Sifers, Texifter, Text Analytics, VC, Voice of the Customer