Introducing Tweetminster's Election Platform

Tweetminster now follows over 400 politicians on Twitter, 100s of news sources, commentators and influencers, and the ‘sample size’ that powers Tweetminster Search is now nearing 10,000 individuals. Over the past few weeks we have also experimented around live events and launched a real time research study that is fed from across Twitter.

These are exciting times for us.

Today, we’re delighted to announce the launch of Tweetminster’s General Election 2010 platform.

The page consolidates existing Tweetminster functionality, Search (to find relevant tweets and associated trends) and our Find Your MP/PPC on Twitter tool, alongside a series of new features:

  • A real-time sentiment ticker, tracking sentiment for around the main parties and leaders (especially interesting during the upcoming TV debates). We’ve also tweaked our existing sentiment score, shifting from a -100 to +100 range to a 0-5 - we believe this makes it easier to understand trends as they evolve in real time.
  • Tweetminster Predicts - our predictive modelling experiment that aims to study the correlation between word-of-mouth and election results. We will be updating the figures weekly, and then daily in the final stretch to election day.
  • A campaign map that visualises where the parties are campaigning right now, a regional breakdown of tweets and a livestream of all the tweets from candidates, news sources and key influencers.

The election page is live at  Alongside our core site, we’re pleased to be collaborating with leading industry players to complement their election coverage.

Posted at Thu, Apr 1st 2010, 14:30

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