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London Eye To Become Twitter Sentiment Gauge During Olympics

The London Eye will be transformed during the Olympics to show global Twitter sentiment towards the Games. The more enthusiastically you tweet, the brighter the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe will become.
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Dabble In The Stock Market? Make Your Next Buy Based On Twitter Sentiment

The much-lauded Twitter-based hedge fund by Derwent Capital Markets only traded for a single month before the company shut down all tweet-based operations – but they’re not done with Twitter yet.
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How Do Our Tweets About The Weather Compare To The Real Thing? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Everyone loves to talk about the weather. OK, maybe we don’t love it, but it’s that conversation-filler that works well when there’s an awkward pause or we simply can’t think of the next topic to discuss. And we don’t bring up the weather only while waiting for the bus – we tweet about it, all day.
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How Popular Are Obama And Romney On Twitter? This App Checks – In Real-Time

It’s a student project, but Twipolitico has the potential to add some serious insight into the 2012 race.

The site tracks the real-time popularity of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney on Twitter, to see who’s winning the social media sentiment race.
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Obama’s Twitter Popularity Surges After Support For Gay Marriage

Obama went on national TV on Wednesday to publicly show his support for gay marriage. This made him the first sitting president to do so, and caused quite the stir among both mainstream and new media types.

Twitter quickly became a sounding board for any and all opinions about gay marriage and the president himself, as people took to their favorite 140-character medium to share their thoughts on the momentous declaration.
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Why Was Twitter So Obsessed With #Earthquake East? [STATS]

The earthquake that hit the East Coast just before 2pm ET on August 23 might have caused little damage, but it kicked up quite the storm on Twitter.

Within one minute of the earthquake hitting Virginia, Twitter saw 40,000 earthquake-related tweets, and at their peak earthquake tweets reached 5,000 tweets-per-second – more than Osama bin Laden’s death and on par with the earthquake in Japan.

So with all of the mind-boggling stats coming out of this relatively harmless geological event, one question remains: why were Twitter users so obsessed with this particular earthquake?
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Twitter Hedge Fund Beat Market In Its First Month

Derwent Capital, the hedge fund that is using Twitter sentiment to make its investments, beat the market – and other hedge funds – in its first full month of trading. Could this be the beginning of a social media investment trend?
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Space Invaders Meets Twitter In A New Game Powered By Influential Tweets

Pew! Pew! If you’re a gamer from times past, or you’re a young’un with a taste for the retro, you’ll appreciate the “DataSift Invaders” game developed by social search service DataSift. It’s Space Invaders meets Twitter, in a cool mashup of the old with the new, and a great showcase of what you can do with detailed Twitter data.
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Twitter-Based Hedge Fund Finally Opens For Trading

It has been on our radar since December, and now the world’s first hedge fund that invests based on Twitter sentiment is open for business.
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Higher than Expected Demand for Twitter Hedge Fund Causes Delays

The Twitter hedge fund that has caught the media’s attention won’t be investing just yet – the demand from investors has been so high that the fund has had to restructure to accommodate additional interest.
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