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Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Top Tens of #London2012: July 23 – 29

The Olympic Games so far have had an enormous presence on Twitter. In fact, so many people in London were tweeting about events as they happened that surges of Twitter activity began interfering with TV signals and broadcasting efforts (source: http://tinyurl.com/cnpf6vy). This post presents the weekly “Top Tens” of the Olympics on Twitter from July […]

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Twitter’s Take On The Olympics Opening Ceremony

In the months before the Olympics were set to kick off, artist Danny Boyle’s plans for the landscape and feel of the opening ceremony were in part revealed (and in part leaked) to the public. At first, many were skeptical of the show’s ability to follow the international sensation that was Beijing in 2008. Some […]

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#London2012 Rivalries on Twitter

The Olympics has always been accompanied by athletic rivalries. This year, big-name rivalries have been gaining much attention – particularly on the social Web. Since London 2012 also happens to be the first Summer Games during which Twitter is in widespread global use, we wondered: could these rivalries be quantified and described? Who will come […]

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2012 Olympics on Twitter

Using Topsy’s analytic capabilities, here’s a snapshot of various metrics calculated from Twitter conversations about the 2012 Olympics, including mention volume, sentiment and trending measurements. Enjoy! *Topsy computes sentiment scores by analyzing over 400 million tweets in real-time every day. Topsy’s social sentiment analysis technology puts the sentiment for the athletes in context by looking at […]

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The Top Tens of #London2012: July 16-22nd

The upcoming Summer Olympics are the first to be accompanied by widespread use of social media. In light of this, every Monday, Topsy will be releasing a weekly bulletin of the “Top Tens” of #London2012 according to Twitter. Below are the results for the first pre-Olympic week, July 16 – 22. (In addition to these weekly […]

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Twitter reacts to Colorado #theatershooting

Within an hour after the horrific and devestating 12:08am shooting at the Aurora, Colorado premiere of The Dark Knight Rises, the number of mentions per minute on Twitter referring to the incident began to rise substantially. The figure below presents total minute-by-minute mentions of all related terms, and numbers at time of writing (at 10:15am […]

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MLB All Star Game on Twitter

As the MLB All Star Game wraps up, and Melky Cabrera is awarded the MVP (#gogiants!), it’s the perfect time to review the game via tweets. This year’s All Star Game is particularly fit for Twitter analysis as the MLB heavily promoted their hashtag #ASG with a sign behind home plate as well as with […]

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#Higgs Boson Gaining Mass on Twitter

At 8am UTC yesterday, July 4th, scientists at CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) in Geneva held a conference to deliver their latest news: evidence for the existence of the Higgs boson, the last piece of the particle physics puzzle. Essentially, the Higgs boson—nicknamed the “God particle” by popular culture—gives matter mass, and is […]

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