Tag: social media analysis

Polling social media users to predict election outcomes

The 45th President of the USA Introduction The problem of predicting election outcomes with social media is that the data, such as likes, are aggregate, whereas the election system is not — apart from simple majority voting, in which you only have the classic representativeness problem that Gallup solved in 1936. To solve the aggregation […]

Analyzing sentiment of topical dimensions in social media

Introduction Had an interesting chat with Sami Kuusela from Underhood.co. Based on that, got some inspiration for an analysis framework which I’ll briefly describe here. The model Figure 1 Identifying and analyzing topical text material The description User is interested in a given topic (e.g., Saara Aalto, or #saaraaalto). He enters the relevant keywords. The […]