Sunday, December 13, 2009

Google Gadget for Twitter Sentiment

We now have a gadget for tracking Twitter Sentiment.

Try it! You have two options:
1. Add the gadget to your iGoogle page
2. Embed the gadget on your webpage [Video tutorial]
Please let us know what other features you want through our feedback form.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Index for Stanford Machine Learning Lectures

Stanford has posted videos to its machine learning class, taught by Andrew Ng. It's a very good class. Unfortunately, the videos don't have an index so it's difficult to determine what each lecture is about.

As I watch these videos, I started indexing the contents here:

If you want to contribute, you can edit this spreadsheet:

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Historical Data Now Available

You can now get historical data on tweets. Here's what it looks like:

Alternatively, you can try out these queries:
- seth godin
- iphone
How to track your own queries:
1. Click on "Save this search" next to the search box (highlighted in screenshot above).
2. Login with a Google Account (We don't see your password. Ever.)
3. We'll start tracking the query over time.

A few notes:
- It may take a few days for your query to gather stats.
- This is still an pre-alpha feature. Please let us know if you see any problems by leaving feedback here.
- We only support English queries at the moment.

Monday, September 21, 2009

How many people say "huuuuuuuuuuungry" on Twitter?

Here's a fun example that shows the uniqueness of the Twitter language model. Try typing in the word "hungry", with an arbitrary number of u's. Seriously, try it:

huuuungry - 15 results in the last day
huuuuuuuuuuungry - 8 results in the last 10 days (screenshot below)
huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuungry - 1 result in the last 4 days

The publicly available lexicons (like the Subjectivity Lexicon from MPQA) don't work well with Twitter because the language model is so unique.