Comments on: Twitter opinion analysis shows even split between parties http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2010/10/29/twitter-opinion-analysis-shows-even-split-between-parties/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: NeeltakYot http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2010/10/29/twitter-opinion-analysis-shows-even-split-between-parties/comment-page-1/#comment-411394 Tue, 02 Nov 2010 18:14:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=31191#comment-411394 The NY Times published an article on this trend yesterday, but given the new-ness of the sentiment analyisis tools the politcal campaigns are using, gauging public opinion via Twitter is still a bit premature. Here’s the article, and a link to a blog explaining the accuracy of sentiment analysis tools:

http://www.domusinc.com/blog/2010/11/usi ng-social-media-to-gauge-political-suppo rt-and-trends/

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By: ajmccy http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2010/10/29/twitter-opinion-analysis-shows-even-split-between-parties/comment-page-1/#comment-411329 Sat, 30 Oct 2010 17:59:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=31191#comment-411329 One point I’d like the article to address is the age demographic of the twitter users- is it primarily the younger tech-savy generation? Or is there a mix of age groups that use twitter?

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By: MekhongKurt http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2010/10/29/twitter-opinion-analysis-shows-even-split-between-parties/comment-page-1/#comment-411315 Sat, 30 Oct 2010 03:19:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=31191#comment-411315 This is not only a very interesting presentation of recent Twittersphere data, but should give the more ideologically-inclined members of both parties considerable reason to pause and reflect. Apparently the election’s results won’t be the political equivalent of the Allies’ victory in World War II in that total “bomb-and-destroy” war for the Republicans — but neither does it give the Democrats any reason to suppose their fortunes aren’t going to go down markedly.

The Great Unwashed Middle has long been the ultimate key in American politics, This election appears set to confirm that to the nth degree. And both parties are going to have to stop looking down on those folks, particularly the independents among them.

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