Author Archives: Joseph Delfino

About Joseph Delfino

Joseph Delfino is responsible for business development at Texifter. He has been working with DiscoverText since January of 2011 when he started testing the DiscoverText user interface in the QDAP Lab. His favorite retired DiscoverText tool is the Splicer. Joe is a big film fan, with his favorites being foreign films, documentaries, and anything set in a future dystopian landscape. You can reach Joe on Twitter @_delfino_ and through email at

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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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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Texifter in MassChallenge Finals

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, … Continue reading

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Texifter in MassChallenge Semifinal

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 … Continue reading

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Texifter, JetBlue & Google @SIOP

Prior to heading to IHRIM in Chicago at the beginning of May, Texifter will be making an appearance in San Diego at the 2012 Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Conference. SIOP is a division of the American Psychological … Continue reading

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Texifter at IHRIM 2012

On May 1st and 2nd, Texifter personnel will be bringing DiscoverText to IHRIM in Chicago, Illinois. The event is the largest gathering of Human Resource (HR) professionals in the country. The meeting facilitates the exchange of new ideas and technologies for use in … Continue reading

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Disqus API is Live!

DiscoverText is pleased to announce it has added Disqus to its repertoire of APIs for harvesting content produced online. Disqus, the world’s largest comment platform operator, has over 70 million users who produce roughly 500,000 comments per day. There are … Continue reading

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Tracking FEMA Emergency Hashtags

On November 9th, the Federal Emergency Management Agency(FEMA) conducted its first national test of the Emergency Alert System. In some communities this meant full involvement, with teams responding to mock emergencies, and managers monitoring the execution. In the deaf community, … Continue reading

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Next DiscoverText Webinar

On Friday, January 13th, 2012, at 2:00 PM EST, the 2011 DiscoverText Webinar Series will begin. Kicking off the series will be an in-depth discussion of how to use DiscoverText for HR Analytics. To sign-up for the webinar, click here. … Continue reading

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Upload SurveyMonkey Output

For the past couple of months the Texifter blog has featured many posts about the power of DiscoverText to harvest Twitter data and make sense of the noisy and often confusing data. This process has been amplified by our recent … Continue reading

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Black Friday Divide

Even as the crowds grew to record size, gunfire, and one epic fight over waffle irons, people still  ventured out to their local shopping malls and opened their wallets this Black Friday. With overall spending numbers up over 6%, Black … Continue reading

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Holiday Shopping Update

Week 3 Due to a busy week in California, and preparations for Amsterdam, I am going to skip right to Week 3 of the Holiday Shopping Updates, meaning analysis for the dates November 13-20. In our first analysis, we captured … Continue reading

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Holiday Shopping Update

From now until the New Year signals the close of the holiday season, Texifter analysts will focus DiscoverText’s tools on holiday shoppers. We will take a close look at their behavior and sentiment as they hit the stores during the … Continue reading

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Perry Loses Ground Post Debate

Prior to the CNN GOP Primary Debate last Tuesday, October 18, Texifter analysts had been collecting Tweets relating to every major Republican contender since late August. Earlier in the fall, we reported on the number of Tweets per candidate, which … Continue reading

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DiscoverText on the Road

For the past month, Texifter technical and business development staff have been occupied with multiple large projects including, the cultivation of the GNIP Beta, updating system performance, experimenting with lead generation, and digging through the #OBL:-) Funniest Tweets. However, this has not … Continue reading

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