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A Couple More Webrhythm Identifying Tools

I love the idea of trendspotting using tools that expose something of the rhythm of life on the web, so was intrigued to see another app in the area of Twitter trends via an email from @R3beccaF: timeu.se

timeu.se - web trends

In contrast to the 1-day, 7-day, 28 day history view offered by services like Trendistic (or in the web search area, Google Trends or Google Insights for Search, for example), timeu.se offers views binned by hour of day or day of week, and allows you to display these as line charts or as a heatmap:

timeu.se

There is also a scatterplot display that allows you to compare two terms, but I’m not totally sure what the axes represent?

Another related tool I don’t think I’ve blogged about before is Tweetolife, which again logs activity around a particular term on Twitter by time of day:

Tweetolife - webrhythms

Interestingly, it also attempts to expose gender differences between male and female Twitter users:

tweetolife

PS loosely related, I notice that Google is about to start offering realtime Google Analytics

PPS something I haven’t really explored, but that possibly complements trend analysis, is sentiment analysis. Martin has started tinkering around this already: Using the Viralheat Sentiment API and a Google Spreadsheet of conference tweets to find out how that keynote went down

Written by Tony Hirst

September 30, 2011 at 9:53 am

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  1. Something I haven’t played with yet is the Viralheat social trend API http://www.viralheat.com/developer/social_trends_api (might be of limited use tho as you can only get data for things they already track)

    Thanks,

    Martin

    mhawksey

    September 30, 2011 at 10:03 am

  2. [...] (There are still a couple of hour/day trend analysis tools based on archived legacy datasets (I think?). For example, Tweet-o-life or timeu.se, as I’ve previously described in A Couple More Webrhythm Identifying Tools.) [...]


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