The Global Twitter Heartbeat -- #tweetbeat
Global Twitter Heartbeat Project
Register now to watch SGI and Kalev Leetaru discuss this exciting project and how it all came together on the new SGI UV 2.
SGI's Big Brain Computer Powers the Global Twitter Heartbeat -- #tweetbeat
SGI has partnered with Kalev H. Leetaru of the University of Illinois and Dr. Shaowen Wang of the CyberInfrastructure and Geospatial Information (CIGI) Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to create the first ever real-time combined population, tone and geographic analysis and heat map visualization of Tweets on a SGI UV 2000, the Big Brain computer. During the Supercomputing Conference 2012, live up-to-the-moment heat maps were made available to show the sentiment on Twitter.
Heat Maps of Sentiment on Twitter
Graphs and Charts
|Percentage of Tweets About
Hurricane Sandy by Day
During Hurricane Sandy, the project observed a huge increase amount of tweets discussing the weather event, as a percentage of overall tweets.
Kalev Leetaru, University of Illinois : http://www.kalevleetaru.com
- Shaowen Wang, Director
- Guofeng Cao, Leader of Visualization and Visual Analytics Group
- Anand Padmanabhan, Project Manager
- Eric Shook, Technical Lead
The CyberInfrastructure and Geospatial Information Laboratory (CIGI, http://www.cigi.illinois.edu) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researches and develops cutting-edge cyberinfrastructure to advance geospatial sciences and technologies. Current research covers topics such as computationally intensive spatial analysis and modeling, CyberGIS, and cyberinfrastructure-based geospatial problem-solving environments and applications. CIGI includes a number of faculty, staff, and students from multiple institutions who have diverse disciplinary expertise such as Computational and Information Sciences, Computer Science, Environmental Science and Engineering, Geography, Hydrology, and Statistics. Dr. Shaowen Wang is CIGI founder and director.
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