Planning a vacation any time soon?
Well, you may want to refer to this #tweetbeat heat map to see which areas in the U.S. (and around the world) to avoid, so you can stay away from the angries.
A company called SGI has created a supercomputer (the SGI UV 2000, a.k.a. the Big Brain computer) that tracks tweets in real time and analyzes said tweets based on sentiment.
The Global Twitter Heartbeat project performs real-time stream processing of ten percent of Twitter’s 500 million daily tweets as they are posted. The project analyzes every tweet to assign location (not just GPS-tagged tweets, but processing the text of the tweet itself), and tone values and then visualizes the conversation in a heat map infographic that combines and displays tweet location, intensity and tone. Want to learn more about it? Check out the video below and then register for this webinar ”discussing the Global Twitter Heartbeat Project and how it all came together on the new SGI® UV™ 2000.”
So where do those negative tweeters live? Not surprisingly, as of November 15, there seems to be a ton of negative tweets coming from the areas hit hardest by Sandy (and other random grumpy areas):
And here’s the mood of the world, according to its tweets:
What can one do with this information? It depends. If your company makes choices based on sentiment, this information could be pretty valuable if drilled down to a specific industry.
Check out the video below for more and register for SGI’s December 18 webinar where they’ll “cover how the real-time analysis of Twitter was done and explain how the heat map visualizations came together.”
(Heartbeat image from Shutterstock)
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