Aggregated predictions: what really will happen with social media in 2011

Around Christmas-time I was foolish enough to list my social media predictions. They were a combination of 'more of this, less of that, same of the other', and you can still read it if you're foolish enough to base an entire year that hasn't happened on the ramblings of one poor gangrel creature. Fortunately I … Continue reading Aggregated predictions: what really will happen with social media in 2011

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Twinfluence – Twitter Influence Analyzer

twInfluence is a simple tool for measuring the combined influence of twitterers and their followers, with a few social network statistics thrown in as bonus. We know that "A-List" Twitterers like Scoble, LeoLaporte, and BarackObama have a lot of influence on Twitter, because they have tens of thousands of followers. However, social network analysis teaches … Continue reading Twinfluence – Twitter Influence Analyzer

Would you sack someone if they accidentally got your Twitter account suspended?

I've just received an email from a distraught colleague who's been sacked for getting her agency's Twitter account suspended. She reached the 2000 limit of the number of people she was following, so started unfollowing some people and following others instead. Twitter treated this as suspicious activity and suspended the account. And apparently her bosses … Continue reading Would you sack someone if they accidentally got your Twitter account suspended?

Humans do it better – but do they scale?

Today, two seemingly unrelated but actually very similar discoveries: socialmention is offering sentiment analysis among other metrics; and SpinVox uses people to transcribe messages. Humans as machines First, the second. SpinVox.They offer voice-to-text conversion which is something of a holy grail for computing, and given my past interest in AI, I found the proposition fascinating. … Continue reading Humans do it better – but do they scale?