- Dean Rotchin, president and CEO, Blackjet | The 8 Missions That Should Dominate Obama’s Technology Agenda
The Union Metrics real time visualization tracking the top election tags & posts per second on Tumblr as CNN projected Obama the winner. (via my iPhone)
Our hack day Tumblr project was such a hit we decided to take it live!
Check out our visualization of trending election-related tags on Tumblr! We built this during our Union Metrics Hack Day yesterday. You can see the full version here.
These are the top tags in Tumblr posts and reblogs about the election. Our visualization classifies tags according to political party, so Republican-related posts are red, Democrat-related posts are blue, and non-affiliated posts are gray. The size of the circle relates to how many posts have included that tag in the past few seconds.
The visualization refreshes in real time according to what’s trending right now, and is built off the full firehose of Tumblr data by Union Metrics. We make Union Metrics for Tumblr, which is Tumblr’s preferred analytics provider.
Update: Twitter was right. It’s a Romney-Ryan ticket.
We hinted that we’d been tracking Republican VP Candidates with the screenshot accompanying the announcement of our new dashboard earlier this week. As you can clearly see from the updated dashboard below, Ryan started to pull away from the potential VP pack three days ago in terms of unique reach on Twitter. Of the pool of likely candidates, Ryan’s seen the greatest increase in reach over the past month, gaining a 65% increase in reach in the past 30 days. In addition, he’s seen the largest gains in both the number of total tweets and unique people talking about him recently.
(via TweetReach Blog)