Analyzing tweets is not just an activity befitting marketing efforts. Such has great value in medicine and public health too. One great example of that is a recent study titled "Psychological Language on Twitter Predicts County-Level Heart Disease Mortality" by University of Pennsylvania researchers published in the journal Psychological Science.
The timing couldn't have been more prophetic, as yesterday President Obama called for new laws regarding cybersecurity breaches, while it was separately revealed that the U.S. Central Comand's Twitter account was hacked.
You'll find a good post in B2B on how to use Twitter Analytics in case you're looking to do that.
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WhatsApp, the popular messaging service acquired by Facebook for $22 billion, has added end-to-end encryption for some mobile users, reports Threatpost.
Some data scientists wanted to study the stages of romantic relationships from first date to break-up on Twitter. They took a serious and calculated look at 661 conversations and asked CrowdFlower to help them parse the data.
Yes, yes, Pam, I'm sorry. I know this Spotlight appears to be aimed squarely at your territory. (Folks, do be sure to read Pam Baker's FierceBigData, it's well worth your time.)
Last week Twitter and IBM announced an agreement that gives IBM direct access to Twitter data for mining purposes. According to an Associated Press report, "The company [IBM] plans to use this access to enhance a number of its products and consulting services."
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The commentary service could have simply said, please, please embed us in your apps, and here's an SDK, but don't violate our rules. Instead, Twitter went and did somethin' more clever-like.