Sentiment analysis on Twitter

Continue to poke away at looking at twitter data and what it means.  One of the things I think about, because everybody else is doing it, is the idea of sentiment analysis.

What’s interesting is that this posting reminded me of a Facebook “problem” — Sombody posts a note on facebook like “Broke my arm” and you end up clicking “Like” if you want to follow the conversation around this, but of course you really don’t like it.  Here’s an interesting case from the twitter data.

Kristin has of course indicated that this is “unhappy”, and her followers have concurred.  In this case I would consider it agreement with the original sentiment, rather than disagreement…

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