ENTRIES TAGGED "social media"
Why Is Twitter All the Rage?
I’m presenting a short webcast entitled Why Twitter Is All the Rage: A Data Miner’s Perspective that is loosely adapted from material that appears early in Mining the Social Web (2nd Ed). I wanted to share out the content that inspired the topic. The remainder of this post is a slightly abridged reproduction of a section that appears early in Chapter 1. If you enjoy it, you can download all of Chapter 1 as a free PDF to learn more about mining Twitter data.
Surprising social media stats
I’ve been filtering Twitter’s firehose for tweets about “#Syria” for about the past week in order to accumulate a sizable volume of data about an important current event. As of Friday, I noticed that the tally has surpassed one million tweets, so it seemed to be a good time to apply some techniques from Mining the Social Web and explore the data.
While some of the findings from a preliminary analysis confirm common intuition, others are a bit surprising. The remainder of this post explores the tweets with a cursory analysis addressing the “Who?, What?, Where?, and When?” of what’s in the data.
Weekly highlights and insights: May 27-31
A Commencement Speech for 2013 CS Majors: Being passionate about software is critical to success.
Bitcoin as a money platform: Andreas Antonopoulos outlines Bitcoin network’s three distinct APIs.
What Is the Risk That Amazon Will Go Down (Again)?: Johan Bergström explores WebOps risk management.
Where’s @WarrenBuffet?: Social media pull does not equate to a sound investment strategy.
Google consumes mass quantities of mobile, social media gone bad, and C++ learns new tricks
We learned that Google liked Motorola products so much they decided to buy the company, that social media has a dark side, and that C++ isn't ready to join Sanskrit in the dead languages section just yet.