Will the EURO break up?
With the crisis in the Eurozone approaching its climax, I was curious to read the collective mind. On the Web, in the blogosphere, and on Twitter there is a lot of buzz about Eurozone breakup or survival. I decided to ask both the swarm (through blogs) and experts (through News Web sites) as well as the crowd (through Twitter), using our Condor coolhunting tool. It turns out, swarm and experts...
What is not good for the swarm is not good for the bee.– Marcus Aurelius
Occupy Wallstreet battling TeaParty – Divided they...
Today (11/20/11) I ran a Condor twitter analysis for #ows (the Occupy Wallstreet Twitter tag) and #teaparty (the Tea Party Twitter tag), trying to predict public sentiment for these two social movements. I only collected retweets, and constructed the retweet-network, measuring the importance of people retweeting based on their social network position. The picture below shows the resulting network,...
What creative swarms can learn from the bees
Last Friday night I had a great discussion with Billie Bivins, host of the show “Make Art…Feel Better” at the Belmont Media Center about creative swarming and the bees. She even got me to cobble together my own bee. Here is the link to the resulting video. Very cool.