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Thursday, August 2, 2012
Twitter launches "Twindex"
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Twitter launched a new service on Wednesday called theTwitter Political Index,
or Twindex for short. Wired News says, “By applying highly tuned
algorithms to Twitter’s fire hose of data, the service offers a
real-time look at voters’ moods, and scores which presidential candidate
is trending up (and who is trending down) day to day. Twindex is a
joint effort between Twitter, Topsy, and two polling groups. The
collective goal is to dive into Twitter’s deep trove of data, and pull
up insights faster than Gallup and other traditional polling companies.
Expect to see Twindex results referenced in all political news and
commentary as we head into the presidential election. Welcome to the age
of big political data. More from Wired News.