Grexit stage left: visualizing the online discussion around Greece’s possible Euro exit
style="text-align: justify;"> While Tsipras and his Syriza coalition have been busy in Greek parliament, the Internet has been a-buzz with speculation that their platform will result in a Greek exit from the Euro currency. This prospect, affectionately dubbed “Grexit” by Citi in February, has been making the rounds on Twitter under the hashtag
title="#grexit" href="http://twitter.com/#!/search/%23grexit" >#grexit. We think the amount of traffic on this hashtag is a good representation of market fear; by measuring and analyzing this traffic, we can help businesses quantify their political and currency risk in real-time.
style="text-align: justify;"> The Twitter visualizations below are a sneak peek of Twitter research reports produced in partnership with
title="Solid Logic" href="http://www.solidlogic.com/" >Solid Logic Inc. These reports are produced with a combination of
title="R" href="http://www.r-project.org/" >R,
title="ggplot2" href="http://had.co.nz/ggplot2/" >ggplot2,
title="Gephi" href="https://gephi.org/" >gephi,
title="Pentaho" href="http://www.pentaho.com/" >Pentaho, and skilled writers, in just the right blend. When the magic is done, you get:
- Professionally written executive summaries of conditions, trends, and actors.
- An analysis of important actors in the space.
- A list of important, related concepts.
- Charts that summarize this information for easy consumption and presentation.
- And, last but not least, data for you to keep!
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class="wp-caption-text">Time series of tweets on #grexit
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style="text-align: justify;"> Sound useful to you? Interested in a free, sample report for the hashtag of your choosing?