Tag Archives: Social Media Analytics

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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Texifter News: Migration to Azure and the Big Boulder Initiative

A brief follow up on Texifter. We successfully migrated “DiscoverText” (http://discovertext.com) to Microsoft’s Azure. It was very smooth, though we are going through a period of diminished search and filtering capabilities while the data re-indexes. Otherwise, the other capabilities appear … Continue reading

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Collecting Facebook & Twitter Data

This is an updated 4-minute tutorial on how to collect public Facebook data via the Open Graph API using DiscoverText. This is an even shorter 75-second tutorial on how to collect Twitter data via the public API. Tweet This Post

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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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Fear and Loathing on the Social Campaign Trail

Hurricane Sandy kept me from giving this talk titled “Fear & Loathing on the Social Campaign Trail” in San Francisco, so here is it via a Screencast. Tweet This Post

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Complete History of Twitter Now Available via GNIP

Texifter was the first company to join as a paying customer in the alpha “Snapshot” offering from Gnip. You can still take part in that alpha by submitting a request for a free estimate of a snapshot from Twitter’s complete … Continue reading

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Chasing the Social Media Data Trail – Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

I really like the effort Jeremy Harris Lipschultz put into preparing this panel, recording it with a small hand held device, making edits, and producing a polished video and blog post. Early attempts to list useful social media metrics quit … Continue reading

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Fun with Text Analytics at Start-Up Showcase

Tomorrow (7/31), DiscoverText will be on display at the MassChallenge Start-Up Showcase. The event, hosted by the New England Venture Capital Association will be held at One Marina Park from 6PM-9PM and will feature 90 of the MassChallenge Finalists. On … Continue reading

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Analyzing Co-Occurrences

A common question we hear at Texifter is, “How can one derive co-occurrences in a slice of data?” DiscoverText makes this process relatively easy – when starting with one known variable. For instance, one might like to see which hashtags … Continue reading

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Election Analytics Part I: Romney Trends in April

[In the coming  months leading up the U.S. presidential election, the Texifter blog will be featuring a multi-part series on various analytical insights into the election, which can be gained by utilizing a host of social media analytics (SMA) methods within … Continue reading

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As Syria Falls, Russia Rises…on Twitter

Bordering Turkey, Israel, Lebanon, Iraq, and Jordan, Syria has served as a linchpin of geopolitical stability in the Middle East for decades. In spite of its many years of single-party dictatorial rule, its track-record of Lebanese encroachment, and its continuous … Continue reading

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Decoding the Hunger Games

Essentially, everybody is trying to tell a story these days. Unfortunately, what we’ve been finding is that the stories are getting increasingly prescribed. That’s true for media and brands. There’s a confidence that gets lost when the question of who … Continue reading

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Weibo Arrives @DiscoverText

After months of user anticipation, the Weibo API is now integrated into DiscoverText, our “do-it-yourself” text analytic solution for deriving insight from unstructured text. With over 300 million users, Weibo is the largest micro-blogging website in China. Its integration into … Continue reading

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