Twitter Brain: Mensch Analysed

TWITTER-BRAIN

Guido has heard it said many times that Louise Mensch needs analysis and today we have analysed her Twitter account. Currently she is tweeting pretty incessantly about Tim Hunt, the professor hounded out of public life for making a few humorous remarks about women in science. The twitterati’s feminazi wing took exception and the Nobel prize winning scientist was ruined. Louise has documented the case for the defence in detail on her own website

Anyone who follows Louise will know that she is tweeting about it a lot. By “a lot” Guido means continuously. Incessantly. Relentlessly. Non-stop. Around the clock. On average currently Louise is tweeting 280 times a day, about once every 5 minutes, 24 hours a day…

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In comparison Guido tweeted 33 times a day on average in June, well when we say “Guido” we mean one of the 4 Guido staff writers and of course about a third of those tweets are automated. Here is the analysis of @LouiseMensch for last month:

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Let’s hope Professor Hunt is grateful for her campaign on his behalf. Louise – consider this an intervention – put the iPhone down…

Sweet FA: England Football Outrage Bus Special

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The England football social media account has tried to tweet something nice, if a little clumsily worded, about the women’s national team…

… And Twitter have reached for their pitchforks:

Log on to Comment is Free in about ten minutes for your first 16 hot takes…

Brat Pack Slap Back: Owned Jones v Rob Lowe

So, About Last Night

Rob Lowe, undoubtedly the finest actor of this or indeed any other generation, met Youngblood Owen Jones:

In a marked admission of defeat, Owned Jones tried to shade it back with a lame “haha”.

Looks like he got burned by St. Elmo’s Fire

Government Approves Twitter Analysis Snake Oil

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The government is poised to waste taxpayers money following the Cabinet Office’s approval of an “automated sentiment analysis” service that promises to help government departments find out what people are talking about online. Precise Media Monitoring claims to use “advanced text analytics” to quickly get “an idea of sentiment towards a subject“.

As Guido has pointed out before, current sentiment analysis software simply isn’t up to the job and anyone claiming they can provide it is a social media BS artist.  Any department who pays Precise Media Monitoring instead of using Tweetdeck (free) should prepare themselves for some rather negative sentiment…

BBC Press Office Wastes No Time Attacking New Culture Secretary

This retweet from the taxpayer-funded spin arm of the BBC won’t help them:

Swiftly deleted…

Digital Penny Drops

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There were few undecideds on Twitter. It is an echo-chamber…

Twitter Bitch Fight of the Week: Caitlin Moran v News UK

Times columnist Caitlin Moran is both a #Milifan and a Russell Brand fan. She tweeted gleefully earlier about The Sun:

Caitlin hastily revised her opinion…

… and blamed it all on her daytime drinking…

Our Favourite #JeSuisEd Selfie Tweets

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On the Twitter today Labour supporters think they are hitting back at the Sun’s front page featuring Ed Miliband unsuccessfully eating a bacon sandwich. In an act of solidarity Ed supporters are tweeting out selfies of themselves awkwardly swallowing food. Labour are proud that they are winning on Twitter, have they really thought this one through?

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Here’s how it could be countered… 

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Or even…

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Or maybe not…

PhD Grade Twattery

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Remember when 80% of tweets were pro-Yes in the AV referendum? How did that work out?

The research team from the University of Warwick and other academic institutions comprises PhD candidates Adam Tsakalidis and Bo Wang, post-doctoral research fellow Arkaitz […]

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Twitter Sentiment Analysis Snake Oil

Last night The Sun’s analysis said Labour won the Twitter:

The Press Association found that on Twitter Clegg had proportionately […]

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International Rescue

Imagine the pain as he typed out that hashtag…[…]

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BBC: Leave Our Broadcasters Alone

In the wake of “vicious abuse” aimed at the BBC’s Scotland correspondent James Cook, the Beeb have taken the extraordinary step of releasing a statement in response:

BBC Scotland today made a robust defence of its journalists in the wake

[…]

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