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Philippine Elections Chatters

The plots below show the Mention Network of Twitter users (bots and humans) discussing the Philippine Elections. Building a network such as the ones here can help one to visualize (and even … Continue reading

March 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Twitter Users as Seismographs

The idea that Twitter users generate volumes of earthquake-related tweets at the onset of an earthquake is hardly new [link], but it’s always fun to work with data from home … Continue reading

October 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

UAAP Season 78 Men’s Basketball: UST vs UP

It was such an exciting and intense match earlier between the UP Fighting Maroons and the UST Growling Tigers. Those of us who could not catch the game live on TV or via the web earlier had to rely on Twitter to follow the game. The game was so intense that #UPFight and #goUSTe were trending on the social media platform.

September 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Urbanism in the Philippines

Is it possible to just look at the number of tweets per region and infer the population density at that region? Does it make sense to obtain a rough estimate of the GRDP of a locality based on the number of geotagged tweets that fall onto the area?

September 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

The AlDub Phenomenon

The past few days/weeks, we have been seeing a lot of posts on our fB walls and Twitter feeds on #AlDub. AlDub is an “accidental” segment in Eat Bulaga that had people following the program for a little over a month now.

September 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Tweeting PSE Traders

I generated a word cloud from the tweets generated by key traders (Philippine market) and finance people in the Philippines for the whole month of August. I have not done any other … Continue reading

September 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Finding all hashtags in a list of tweets

June 15, 2015 · Leave a comment