Tag Archives: Research

DiscoverText: A Vital Research Tool for Social Media

I’ve been using DiscoverText for several years, primarily in an academic research capacity but also working with journalists to help them reach broader audiences through social media.  From an academic standpoint, DiscoverText was the backbone of collecting Facebook and Twitter … Continue reading

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DiscoverText as a Teaching and Research Tool

Conducting research on the impact of large projects and events is difficult as each undertaking is unique. Traditional quantitative techniques face limitations of internal validity while qualitative research faces challenges of external validity. However, projects and events generate a massive … Continue reading

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Win Historical Twitter Datasets

Just about six hours left to win valuable historical twitter datasets and powerful text analytics software. This is by far our best Facebook raffle yet. To enter: Login to Facebook Visit this URL: http://bit.ly/1421tWP Tweet about the raffle, follow DiscoverText on Twitter, … Continue reading

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Texifter and Columbia University Launch New Gnip Data Feeds

AMHERST, MA, November 15, 2012 New collaboration brings greater social data coverage to research, education, and commercial users. Texifter, a text analytics start-up, is launching access to two new major blog data streams as part of its collaboration with Columbia … Continue reading

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Heat Maps Arrive

 We are thrilled with the response to v1 of our heat map tools, which provide a unique glimpse into the nature and scope of inter-coder agreement in DiscoverText. This video introduces the beta version of the tool. Overtime, the tool … Continue reading

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Shout Out to Boston New Tech Meetup #BNT19

A big thanks goes out to the organizers of the Boston New Technology Meetup, held at the Microsoft NERD Center on Tuesday, July 25th (#BNT19). The Citigroup-sponsored event gathered a nice crowd of entrepreneurs, technologists, and start-up enthusiasts, all of whom … Continue reading

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Sina Weibo Working Group

The Sina Weibo Working Group is off to a wonderful start. We invite other students of Chinese micro-blogging to join the group. All group members receive free, Enterprise individual DiscoverText licenses for active group participation. Contact josh@discovertext.com for more information. … Continue reading

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Browsing “Disqus” Clusters

We are experimenting with the new “Disqus” API in house. In this video, I show results from a 5-day query against the public API for the term Syria. The 50,000+ results are drawn from a variety of mass media discussion … Continue reading

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Archiving Google+

As part of developing our suite of live feed options, we are currently beta testing a new Google+ API. If you would like to join the beta group, let us know. This video outlines the way we have set it … Continue reading

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DiscoverText Introduces Tools for Random Sampling

DiscoverText is rolling-out an addition to its analytical toolkit: random sampling. The Web-service already offers an array of tools for text analytics and rigorous, team-based qualitative data analysis. These functions include the ability to code and annotate text, measure inter-rater … Continue reading

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Why People Want GNIP’s Power Track Twitter Firehose

We have been delighted with the response to our call for beta testers to try the GNIP-enabled PowerTrack for Twitter.  You can still sign up. Round 1 of the beta test concludes on October 31, 2011. Even just testing the … Continue reading

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The Crazy Life of a Tweet

On the evening of May 1st, Osama bin Laden was killed in Pakistan. Over the following hours (and days), bin Laden was mentioned by millions across the twitterverse. Among the first of those tweets came from a young, gay, homeschooled … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing: the #OBL:-) Project

Tomorrow morning I will present this 5-minute talk at #IR12. If you want the sneak peek, or if you cannot make it to Seattle for the talk, here is your chance to see the results and, more importantly, be a … Continue reading

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DiscoverText + GNIP + Klout = Analytic Power

On October 1st, Texifter staff will begin testing the GNIP Firehose for Twitter, which delivers 100% of the Tweets you want, based on the criteria which users provide. This is a remarkable tool and will greatly contribute to the evolution … Continue reading

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