Innovation for Jobs

Innovation for Jobs

Commemities: Analytics in the Age of Web 2.0

“Commemities” is is a simple concept that can take analytics to another level.

The picture with the red-blue scale is an example of the commemities analytics. It shows the most discussed blogs, from blue (Democrat) to red (Republican) discussing Obama’s 2011 State of the Union address. The choice of media and the assignment of political color was done by our general algorithm, which does not care about politics or media. It finds trends, rates and ranks – it even quantifies bias – wit

hout making any assumptions about any groups of people, or what they think or what they do. We did not assume the existence of Democrats, Republicans, news outlets or blogs.  We simply fed “state of the union” into the algorithm and this is what came out.

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