Democrat or Republican, we’re always excited when someone makes a big splash on social media because it means we get to look at some data, and data is awesome.
Scrolling through an English-language Twitter feed on March 5, most Americans saw radically divergent opinions about the late President Hugo Chávez. Hundreds of thousands of online conversations heralded Chávez as a champion of the poor and a hero to impoverished Venezuelans … or denounced Chávez as a brutal dictator who silenced opposition and misused his country’s wealth.
There’s an uproar in Washington these days, and it has nothing to do with budget battles and entitlement reform, but rather, how news organizations that cover the White House feel used – and abused – by a White House that increasingly keeps them at a distance. This problem erupted over the weekend when a press […]
Right after today’s 5.9 magnitude earthquake we started tracking aftershocks. I’m not talking about seismic activity, I’m talking online conversation. As of 2:48 pm, there were 743,000 online posts mentioning “earthquake” according to our analysis of Radian6 data. Not surprisingly, 96.7% of the public conversation took place on Twitter.