We’ve experienced a couple of recent challenges in building SportsTweet.
The first issue we encountered was retrieving a good number of relevant (NBA-related) tweets from followers from ESPN SportsCenter. The program we’ve used has only allowed us to retrieve tweets from a maximum of 5,000 followers, so we’ve collected a lot of tweets about other [...]
We have normalized the analysis of campaign speeches for the number of words in the speech. And that didn’t significantly change the results of the analysis. Now we have a few goals for the final stretch of our project:
1) We are working on a “journalism interface” — Cassie has started work on developing this. [...]
Here’s an update on the Slimformation project, designed to help people develop a better “information diet”:
This week our group was able to complete URL categorization based on the Alchemy API. Several bugs were corrected so that the program would no longer consider irrelevant tabs such as the Chrome splash [...]
This week, our team met with Prof. Peter Slevin, whose ideas inspired the Twitter drill-down tool that we are building. The purpose of this meeting was twofold: first, to show Prof. Slevin the application and our progress so far; and second, to do a bit of user testing and seek any advice that he [...]
Khalid sent us a joyous email that he had finally discovered and fixed the glitch in Django that was inhibiting our data tracker. He was then able to set up a data stream for our beloved mayor’s 60,000 followers and use the topical categorizer to analyze their tweets. Liu then took this information into the [...]
MusicRx has a new, albeit temporary, home.
A static, non-interactive skeleton preview of MusicRx is online for the time being.
We would compare it to moving into a dormitory. There are minimal amenities and you can’t do much with the place, but you’ve got a place to live.
The look – and much [...]
This week the Slimformation team took an in-depth look at news consumption theories and pushed forward our design with wireframe construction. Below you can see the production chain for our browser extension.
Understanding News Consumption
In a thesis written by Amy Elizabeth Zerba for the University of Texas titled “Re-thinking journalism: How young adults want [...]
Once you’re devoted to building a new program, there is probably nothing worse than coding for several hours, just to have it thrown away.
That’s why the timeOUTline team decided to put our product in front of people early, as in, before we had much of a product. As our team worked on putting together some [...]
There’s a reason few people are considered experts in the world of census data. The sheer amount of data out there is mind-boggling, often overwhelming tenderfoot users seeking an answer to a simple question about race or age. And, most of the time, census data is irrelevant to the average Joe because Joe doesn’t really [...]
Our team has added in a multitude of new features since our last update, with the biggest two being data visualization of the common words in tweets and the multiple level drill-down search feature.
When a user first navigates to our application, he is presented with a landing page that asks him to [...]
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