Joe Stanganelli

Brits Turn to Twitter to Gauge National Mood

NO RATINGS
View Comments: Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
Page 1 / 4   >   >>
SRS1
User Rank
Master Analyst
Re: Predictive Value?
SRS1   9/26/2013 10:31:19 PM
NO RATINGS
You are right that it cant predict the future, but this could be useful. If this new idea can prevent one dangerous event-- is it really useless?

WaqasAltaf
User Rank
Data Doctor
Re: Freedom of speech
WaqasAltaf   9/26/2013 11:50:42 AM
NO RATINGS
Beth

" Criminals get caught because they slip up, and social postings give them plenty of opportunity to do that."

 Agreed. I hope within few years' time, our law enforcement agencies start taking social platforms that seriously so as to catch criminals over it. Certainly we have cells for cyber crimes but catching criminals on cyber platforms is still a new concept.

BethSchultz
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Speedy call to action
BethSchultz   9/24/2013 10:40:40 AM
NO RATINGS
So you vote for unrealistic. Me too -- at least at this point. I think there's still a lot of work to be done in this area.

BethSchultz
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Predictive Value?
BethSchultz   9/24/2013 10:38:14 AM
NO RATINGS
It's always a challenge moving from piecemeal solutions to integrated platforms, whether its for social media analytics or any other business/IT function. But I'd have to think that integration deserves serious consideration given the challenges of monitoring so many social sites.

BethSchultz
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Freedom of speech
BethSchultz   9/24/2013 10:35:49 AM
NO RATINGS
Perhaps they wouldn't do so explicitly. But what of the suspect who says he just gave his girlfriend a diamond necklace or one who posts whereabouts that contradict an alibi? Criminals get caught because they slip up, and social postings give them plenty of opportunity to do that.

SaneIT
User Rank
Data Doctor
Re: Freedom of speech
SaneIT   9/24/2013 7:12:39 AM
NO RATINGS
No, I'm referring to people posting really dumb things from their personal accounts complete with profile photos.  Some people just aren't very bright and they don't think they will be caught.

WaqasAltaf
User Rank
Data Doctor
Re: Freedom of speech
WaqasAltaf   9/24/2013 5:32:06 AM
NO RATINGS
Beth, I would be really surprised if even the less sophisticated crooks disclosed their criminal achievements on social networks with their actual ID through which their information and contact details can further be extracted and they get nearer to being caught.

WaqasAltaf
User Rank
Data Doctor
Re: Freedom of speech
WaqasAltaf   9/24/2013 5:23:21 AM
NO RATINGS
SaneIT

But in the scenarios that you are mentioning, aren't the criminals posting messages from anonymous IDs ? If yes, then it is difficult to catch criminals from there.

WaqasAltaf
User Rank
Data Doctor
Re: Predictive Value?
WaqasAltaf   9/24/2013 4:23:00 AM
NO RATINGS
Beth, well the companies I have come across use disparate tools and there is no doubt that these methods are less organized hence less effective compared to the initiatives by Salesforce and Sysomos that you mentioned. An integrated platform is esp great for FMCGs and Electronic device manufacturers because people talk a lot about these products on social networks and it is difficult for the social media coordination function of the company to bring all these things in its net if it uses disparate tools.

Lyndon_Henry
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Speedy call to action
Lyndon_Henry   9/23/2013 9:50:14 PM
NO RATINGS
..

 

Beth writes


 

... it seems so much of the UK government's success in using EMOTIVE would be not only in the ability to predict behavior but to head off such behavior -- all in real time or near to it as possible. 


 

Maybe the Ministry of Defence is excited about this, but I tend to be skeptical about the ability to head off criminal activity ... or mass popular unrest.

Makes me wonder if this use of robots to try to understand Twitter traffic will result in cases simlar to what happened to that UK couple arrested and interrogated, then expelled from the US, for texting something like "We're gonna destroy LA!" ... meaning, "We're gonna party so hard, LA will never be the same!"

And 8 categories of emotion? What happened to Arrogance? Hubris? The 7 Deadly Sins?

 

Page 1 / 4   >   >>
Information Resources
More Blogs from Joe Stanganelli
Dun&Bradstreet is tapping its huge database of company information to identify suppliers that have potential human trafficking violations that would be of concern to customers concerned about sustainability.
Speakers at Bio-IT World explore techniques for biotech researchers and others working with big data to identify the accurate data in their data files.
Cooperation among medical researchers -- done right -- very simply can mean lives saved, but the research community needs education on how to execute on that collaboration.
Research into the digital marketing campaigns of some of the presidential candidates raises the question of how much voter messaging is appropriate and who should get which types of messages.
Predictive asset maintenance analytics is finding its niche across industries, from automotive to oil and gas.
Radio Show
A2 Conversations
UPCOMING
Jessica Davis
Monetize Your Data: Turning Insights Into Action


3/29/2017   REGISTER   0
ARCHIVE
James M. Connolly
Evolution of the Data Scientist Role


3/23/2017  LISTEN   31
ARCHIVE
Jessica Davis
Data Analysts in Training: Meeting Tomorrow's Demand


3/8/2017  LISTEN   63
ARCHIVE
Jessica Davis
Our Bodies, Our Data: Medical Records For Sale


2/21/2017  LISTEN   63
ARCHIVE
Jessica Davis
Energy Analytics: Using Data to Find Savings


2/14/2017  LISTEN   44
ARCHIVE
Jessica Davis
Sharpen Your Analytics & Data Management Strategy


2/8/2017  LISTEN   74
ARCHIVE
Jessica Davis
Analytics: Make the Most of Data's Potential in 2017


1/19/2017  LISTEN   19
ARCHIVE
Jessica Davis
A2 Radio: Can You Trust Your Data?


12/20/2016  LISTEN   70
ARCHIVE
James M. Connolly
Retail Analytics: See Where Style Meets Statistics


12/6/2016  LISTEN   53
ARCHIVE
James M. Connolly
Why the IoT Matters to Your Business


11/29/2016  LISTEN   45
ARCHIVE
James M. Connolly
Will Data and Humans Become Friends in 2017?


11/22/2016  LISTEN   40
Information Resources
Quick Poll
Quick Poll
About Us  |  Contact Us  |  Help  |  Register  |  Twitter  |  Facebook  |  RSS