Time for another update on the trend line for @dbacksbooth on Twitter. Not much to say beyond the staggering growth in the number of replies to the booth per day.
Not sure what was going on, and there was no mention of it on the Twitter status blog, but it now appears that Twitter Search (and the search API) is back to full speed. There is no question that all day yesterday and and today up until 12:00 Pacific Twitter search was not indexing all Tweets.
I get hourly emails that show me (graphically) how much justSignal “collects” total from each of the services (Twitter, Blog Search, Backtype, etc). The thing about these graphs is they are amazingly consistent over time – that is why we use them… you can quickly see a change in the normal trend.
One of the problems with Twitter is that it encourages trite overly-simplistic statements of fact. Hey, here is one from Tony (@zappos) the CEO of Zappos:
When you think about it, what bipartisan politics really requires is quite simple – and Ted Jr. explained it about as eloquently as possible today.It is the simple realization that those with whom you disagree love this country just as much as you do. That we don’t have to de-humanize those with whom we disagree in order to elevate our point of view. When we stop dividing the good from the evil based on political philosophy and agree that we all share the same goal – a more perfect union – we can have productive debates about the pros and cons of alternate methods for achieving that goal. Personally, I’m done with anyone who villifies those with whom they disagree; I will no longer allow the politics of fear and division to have any sway. Won’t you join me? Sent from my iPhone
I’ve been involved with Sentiment Analysis and AI processing of text for years (going on 15 now). It was a huge push back in the heyday of CRM with companies like Kana creating Automated Response Tools for email service and support. They were supposed to be magic – just have your customers free-form email your company and Kana would figure out what they wanted and respond with a Knowledge Base article. It was the service/support holy grail.