Tweeting for the Gold: Social Media & the 2010 Winter Olympic Games

24 Feb

As the Olympians & the world approach the pinnacle of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games hosted in Vancouver, TipTop Technologies is excited to be capturing the highs & the lows surrounding the games through tweets. Think of TipTop as an insight engine, capturing & analyzing all the tweet commentary, Web content & sentiment trends around current events in social media.
You can ask, tell or send a tip @twitTipTop from the TipTop hub and your tweet may be featured or your question answered revealing insights from TipTop search results like what others think are potential Olympic sports for 2012,  e.g. the current pole dancing social media phenomenon.

For the more serious Winter Olympic fan, TipTop’s 2010 Winter Olympics: Vancouver Games interactive time-line chart exposes the overall positive (Tip) and negative (piT) trends, it also displays the top Tip tweets, piT tweets, and Web pages which reflect the sentiment & news on any particular day. You can move the date-line slider below the trend chart to see the Tips, piTs
and Web pages for any day to gain insights into why the sentiment gap is the way it is.

For example, on February 17th there was a spike in piTs because Olympic fans felt NBC’s Olympic coverage was poor & there was an Olympics concert accident.

We recommend using TipTop for all your 2010 Winter Olympic news, sporting event commentary, national medal count buzz, and Olympic athlete & team updates.

Popular athletes include Johnny Weir, Lindsay Vonn, Shaun White, Apolo Anton Ohno, Jeremy Abbott, Nate Holland, and Angela Ruggiero.

The countries with the most positive Olympic sentiment currently surrounding them include: Australia, Great Britain, Canada, China, & South Korea.

Top Olympic sports & events people are tweeting about include Figure Skating, Short Program, Curling, Snowboard & Ice Hockey.

TipTop’s semantic trend analysis and summary results creates many opportunities for gleaning insights from social media data:

  • Comparatively, TipTop’s semantic trend analysis is low cost, automated,
    and more reflective of the general population while providing accurate
    polling through social media.
  • We offer the ability to get overall sentiment results as well as
    high quality accurate summary examples from any social or political
    angle through
    well chosen keyword searches.
  • You can easily find out what the exact reason is behind the numbers
    and you can find opinions at finer levels of granularity than any
    traditional polling technique could ever uncover.
  • Questions relevant to
    a topic are also learned from the data so that there is no need to ask
    a rigid set of questions at the start of a poll. The responses that are measured are spontaneous utterances of the wider
    population.  They are not influenced in any way such as in the case of
    an artificial setup of a poll.

TipTop’s polling methodology and approach is vastly superior to all
existing methods. It is cheaper, faster, more comprehensive and more
accurate. What else could anyone want? If you are ready to embrace the
new world of possibilities we have opened up for you, please contact us.

Greg Martin & the TipTop Team


Posted by on February 24, 2010 in Uncategorized


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3 responses to “Tweeting for the Gold: Social Media & the 2010 Winter Olympic Games

  1. Shyam Kapur

    February 24, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    This has made the joy of watching these Olympics increase beyond all limits. Wow! So cool!

  2. Nathanael

    March 11, 2010 at 7:08 am

    Very interesting topic. Thanks a million.

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