Thummit Rates The Oscars In Real Time Using Twitter
Thummit , a startup that evaluates Twitter messages to determine what subject they're relevant to and if the sentiment is positive or negative, is running a special site for tonight's Oscars ceremony. The site is currently monitoring tweets regarding dozens of actors and films, allowing users to quickly determine at a glance who is faring the best. It's tough to tell exactly how well the sentiment recognition engine is working, as all the tweets appear to be shown in a single list without any indication as to whether they were deemed to be positive or negative. But there are definitely some clear trends - for example, Philip Seymour Hoffman has a lowly 10% approval rating, as it seems that many people really don't like his hat . For more of the Oscars on the web, check out Betfair , which has real time odds for the winners in each category.