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Scholarly Mentions of DiscoverText

Scholarly Mentions of DiscoverText | Text Analytics | Scoop.it

There are now 40+ scholarly mentions of the role DiscoverText plays in research. We find them on Google scholar...Scholarly mentions of the tools and your methods help new DiscoverText users locate best practices and will lead to greater citation of your work in new literature.

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Years of supporting academic research starting to pay off.

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Twitter for Research 2015 - Program Committee

Twitter for Research 2015 - Program Committee | Text Analytics | Scoop.it
Program committee for the first conference on using Twitter for Academic Research. 24 April 2015 in Lyon, France
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There will be a per-conference DiscoverText tutorial with the obligatory teaching of the "Five Pillars of Text Analytics"

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Data | discovertext

Data | discovertext | Text Analytics | Scoop.it
SaaS tools for social data and text analytics research. Search, filter, cluster, human code, and machine classify text and metadata. Machine-learning tools for text. Capture Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and other free or premium social data feeds.
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Lots of free social media data using point and click tools. Educators who want to run social media experiments can design a month-long lesson plan around collaborative use of the free trial accounts.

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The 5 Best Integrations to Help Analyze Your SurveyMonkey Data

The 5 Best Integrations to Help Analyze Your SurveyMonkey Data | Text Analytics | Scoop.it
Check out the 5 best survey analysis tools to analyze your SurveyMonkey data. These handy API options make statistical and text analysis easy!
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DiscoverText engineers are proud to be one of the five best #analytics integrations with @surveymonkey

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Historical Twitter Prize Drawing

Historical Twitter Prize Drawing | Text Analytics | Scoop.it

We need beta testers to close out our first year of new product development. 

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We will award five equal prizes in December. The winners will be able to get new estimates for up to 3 Twitter days and no more than 200,000 tweets. Texifter will pay the license fees and the winners will have access to the data in gratis DiscoverText Enterprise accounts for 90 days.

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Twitter Search Index Update

A 2-minute introduction to the new Twitter search that goes back to the dawn of Twitter time.
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My take on why this is great.

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Times Data Scientist Highlights Importance of User Data | News | The Harvard Crimson

Times Data Scientist Highlights Importance of User Data | News | The Harvard Crimson | Text Analytics | Scoop.it
Wiggins said that a good data scientist needs interpersonal skills because the ability to communicate ideas is crucial to getting any job done. Moreover, a data scientist should strive to build models that are “both predictive and interpretable” and constantly engage in critical thinking, he said.

Audience members said they found the lecture informative.

“It was interesting to learn how a print media company that has turned to an experiment in digital media wants to learn more about its users and how they can better serve them,” said Justin Ellis, a staff member at the Nieman Journalism Lab.

Via Carla Gentry CSPO
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I have seen Mr. Higgins speak and he is a great example of the cross-disciplinary data scientist who performs significant acts of translation.

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Carla Gentry CSPO's curator insight, November 3, 2014 9:24 AM

the role of a data scientist is especially important in an age in which the journalism industry is adjusting to fast-paced changes to its business model, driven in part by a decline in advertising revenue for print media.

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How You Can Prepare for Twitter’s Potential Upcoming Changes

How You Can Prepare for Twitter’s Potential Upcoming Changes | Text Analytics | Scoop.it

Twitter strategy might be shifting and the implications for our personal and business experience could be profound.

Source: www.businessesgrow.com

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Algorithms everywhere shaping everything.

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Texifter Social Data and Tools: July Prize Winners

As a part of getting new users to test our sifter beta, every month this summer we are awarding 12 #datagrants to academics. All you need to do to be included in the August drawing is submit a valid historical Twitter estimate request using sifter and then send us your CV. These prizes shave thousands of dollars of costs off of your research.

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Prizes are worth $9,000 - $16,000. One last drawing at the end of August. A five minute beta test could get you a million historical tweets and a year of free software.

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Using Gnip PowerTrack Filters in Sifter

A 4-minute introduction to how Gnip PowerTrack filters work when generating free estimates from the complete history of Twitter.
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Better handling of historical Twitter rules.

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Social Data & Tools June Prize Winners

Social Data & Tools June Prize Winners | Text Analytics | Scoop.it

As a part of getting new users to test our sifter beta, every month this summer we are awarding 12 #datagrants to academics. All you need to do to be included in the July drawing is submit a valid historical Twitter estimate request using sifter and then send us your CV. These prizes shave thousands of dollars of costs off of your research.

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Data at Scale

Data at Scale | Text Analytics | Scoop.it
Dmitriy Ryaboy from Twitter discusses the challenges of scale. Twitter’s fail whale days may be a thing of the past but it’s still fun to reminisce. For Dmitriy Ryaboy, head of Twitter’s 40-person ...
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The inside scoop from Dmitriy @Twitter on how analytics has evolved through stages of rapid network and personnel growth.

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A Code of Ethics for Social Data: We Need Your Help!

A Code of Ethics for Social Data: We Need Your Help! | Text Analytics | Scoop.it

bbi One of the most important functions that the Big Boulder Initiative can provide is to help establish and clarify a code of ethics for the proper use of social data for industry, academia and other ...

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The first task for @bbi is to finalize a draft code of ethics for the fledgling social data industry. 

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Data Science for Social Good - University of Chicago - Eric & Wendy Schdmit

Data Science for Social Good - University of Chicago - Eric & Wendy Schdmit | Text Analytics | Scoop.it
The Eric & Wendy Schmidt Data Science for Social Good fellowship is a University of Chicago summer program for aspiring data scientists to work on data mining, machine learning, big data, and data science projects with social impact.
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Looks like a worthy cause and a talented team.

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Twitter for research: Conference in Lyon, 2015

Twitter for research: Conference in Lyon, 2015 | Text Analytics | Scoop.it
First conference on using Twitter for Academic Research. 24 April 2015 in Lyon, France
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Excited to participate in a #Twitter research conference in France next April. There will be a pre-conference DiscoverText workshop.

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Helping Jakarta track flooding in real time to save more lives | Twitter Blogs

Helping Jakarta track flooding in real time to save more lives | Twitter Blogs | Text Analytics | Scoop.it
PetaJakarta.org uses Twitter data and community participation to increase public safety during floods.
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Great use of a Twitter #datagrant

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DRAFT: Code of Ethics & Standards for Social Data

DRAFT: Code of Ethics & Standards for Social Data | Text Analytics | Scoop.it
[PDF version: FINAL DRAFT Code of Ethics for Social Data] PREAMBLE Social media offers an unprecedented set of opportunities and responsibilities for individuals and organizations. For individuals,...
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This is still a work in progress. The @bbi Board and members would like to hear your thoughts on v2. 

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Building a complete Tweet index | Twitter Blogs

Building a complete Tweet index   | Twitter Blogs | Text Analytics | Scoop.it
Today, we are pleased to announce that Twitter now indexes every public Tweet since 2006. Since that first simple Tweet over eight years ago, hundreds of billions of Tweets have captured everyday h...
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A massive achievement. Hats off to @TwitterEng for this amazing upgrade to the advanced Twitter search.

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Big Boulder Initiative Workshop

Big Boulder Initiative Workshop | Text Analytics | Scoop.it

The Big Boulder Initiative is excited to host a half-day workshop to advance work on the draft Code of Ethics (http://bit.ly/1oZ7Isr), which was first presented at the recent Big Boulder conference. Please join us from 12-5 PM in Boston on October 14th for a thought-provoking and collaborative session that will produce a final published code of ethics we can all stand behind. 

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A great opportunity to shape a code of ethics for the social data industry.

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CONTAGION—From Justin Bieber to data scientists, how Twitter got hot in the academy

CONTAGION—From Justin Bieber to data scientists, how Twitter got hot in the academy | Text Analytics | Scoop.it
Studying viral trends on the social media platform has gone viral itself: the seventh in a Fortune series on how things spread.
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"A couple years ago, Sherry Emery, a health economist at the University of Illinois at Chicago, found herself reading tweets about “smoking hot girls.” Also about “smoking ribs,” “smoking weed,” and the “smoking chimney” of the papal conclave."

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Open Data on Net Neutrality: Help Crowd Source Analysis of Comments to the FCC

Open Data on Net Neutrality: Help Crowd Source Analysis of Comments to the FCC | Text Analytics | Scoop.it

Yesterday the FCC released the public comments on Net Neutrality. The FCC has asked the public to help make “visualizations” to help surface substantive comments and key themes. 

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We invite you to join our collaborative, web-based effort to find substantive comments and visualize what the public said about Net Neutrality. You can work directly with me and others to crowd source the review of the non-duplicate comments, or you can conduct your own parallel project with the same data.

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Hashtag MRX Influencers

A response to the question posed on Twitter about who the influential #mrx Tweeters are.
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Just a few of the options when working with #Twitter data in DiscoverText.

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Big Boulder 2014 Highlights

This is "Big Boulder 2014 Highlights" by Gnip on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.
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Excellent conference and launch of @bbi, a trade association for the social data industry.

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Social Data & Tools: Prizes for Academics

Social Data & Tools: Prizes for Academics | Text Analytics | Scoop.it

"We felt inspired by the recent #DataGrants experiment sponsored by Twitter that generated more than 1,300 proposals from 60 countries and resulted in six extremely interesting awards. One thing is clear: many more grants of social data licenses are needed to fuel academic research." 

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Twelve winners every month this summer will get tools and premium#socialdata for free. Twitter, Tumblr, WordPress & Disqus data prizes and three grand prizes of #free historical Twitter data.

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