Our work for Tweetminster came runner up in the ‘Use of Web Platforms’ category of the MediaGuardian Innovation Awards 2010! Unfortunately we we’re pipped at the post by our friends over at the BBC. I guess it’s time to look back at the many things we created over the past year for Tweetminster…
ITV Election Special Widget
ITV struck a deal with Tweetminster to create various widgets for their Election Special homepage. Our task was to create a simple news ticker that would stream live Twitter sentiment analytics around the three major parties and their leaders.
A simple tool that utilises the Twitter Api to compare the number of tweets over a 24 hour period for two variables to see which is more popular. It was originally intended for political reasons (e.g. compare David Cameron with Gordon Brown) however we opened it up so the user could input any variables…just because it’s more fun…
The Tweetminster Wire Lite
Built in Adobe Air this was the desktop version of the Tweetminster Wire. Think of it as the TweetDeck for politics, the Wire Lite pulled in political tweets into a customisable interface and featured a neat little graph which gave the user the ability to view tweet sentiment over any given time period.
The Tweetminster Map Visualisation
Created for the run up to the General Election, this online tool analysed tweets sentiment and turned the data into multiple visualisations from Pie Charts to Constituency and regional maps.
The Tweetminster Live Wire
After the success of the Wire Lite it became apparent that we needed to create a version that could be accessed online. The Tweetminster Live Wire was born.