- by Ariella, Data Doctor
- 12/13/2017 9:04:38 AM
With Warren Buffet, it's likely the idea of learning the habits of successful people so that you can emulate them. In the case of what Trump drinks, it's an attempt to discredit him. I think that's what's pathetic here because it really is completely irrelevant to what he's doing in his role as president. As for the vague not healthy, not a good example of self-care idea that some articles actually went with -- again irrelevant to the real issue. I don't recall seeing a flood of articles about how many cigarettes Obama smokes on a daily basis and a reminder of how bad for you smoking is. It's fine to attack a political position, but that doesn't mean that anything and everything associated with the person whose politics you dislike should be on the news.
- 12/13/2017 8:12:18 AM
The fact that they have information down to that level, I wonder why CNN didn't give it a little more effort and tie his diet Coke consumption to any of the other things we hear about on an almost daily basis. Does he tend to have a diet Coke and KFC before foreign policy meetings? There's a story out there about people watching what Warren Buffet ate for breakfast every day because it varied so little and he at least joked that it was tied to how he expected the market to perform.
- 12/12/2017 8:44:44 AM
I think there are probably enough other sources of data that could be matched up to the twitter data that some very realistic pictures could be created. Flight data should be available, key meeting data is out there I'm sure, I think we have data on how often ex presidents went on vacation, played golf, ate a Big Mac, etc. I don't see why Trump's movements would be any less visible than past presidents. Matching tweets up to vacations, flights and meetings should give a feel for emotional state and contributing factors at the very least. Assuming trends such as light hearted tweets coming during times at Mar-A-Lago or more somber tweets coming pre-flight it would be interesting application of the data.
- by kq4ym, Data Doctor
- 12/11/2017 10:20:28 AM
With so many variables that might account for the tweet behavior, and many of thiose variables may well never be known, I'd hesitate to place a bet on an explanation for what I see in the analysis. But, interesting enough to view for our natural curiosity and desire to explain.
- 12/11/2017 8:17:04 AM
Finding patterns could be fun, such as using specific phrases at specific times of day or the first tweet of the day and how it sets the tone for the rest of the day. I wonder how many people are combing through this now to see if he has tweeted during a briefing or a meeting with a foreign leader. Mental health aside, habits could be determined by using the volume of data that this contains.
- by Lyndon_Henry, Blogger
- 12/11/2017 6:36:38 AM
As you can probably tell I don't think much of tweets or tweeting. I recall overhearing that the character limit had been increased but wasn't certain of the actual number.
I can understand then intent of tweeting and don't begruge those who do, but certain institutions and individuals should have more important matters to concern themselves with.
If there is something general in nature that concerns the country I would be more in favor it's occasional use but how it is being used today is purely annoying and the sad part about it is that those of us who would have never known about a tweet are informed of them by content craving media outlets.
I mainly use Twitter as a means of disseminating links to news items or analyses that I deem important, and to my own online published material. I used to make the mistake of getting involved in Twitter "conversations", but with the absurdly small character limit I found that foolish and frustrating.
Twitter seems to be a useful platform for disseminating informational links. The big drawback for me is the sheer volume of postings I receive. About every 10 days or so I take a look at my Twitter account and usually find a few jewels of valuable articles, but there are mountains accumulating that I just haven't had the time to look at.
- by louisw900, Blogger
- 12/10/2017 6:20:03 PM
"You have to judge quality of the tweets as well as quantity"
Excellent point Tom, but can you imagine the debates that would go on in regards to the quality of a tweet ? To you and I ( and most ) it would be pretty clear, but we have devolved into a society where "contradiction for contradiction sake" is more the rule than the exception.
This type of baseless argumentation just distorts the issue or question and is probably ultimately what those who practices this dubious skill actually want. Unfortunately there are too many present day examples of this.
But from an Analytical purist approach, I agree and see your point.