Twitter – your new trading platform?
Listening is the first part of our Social Media Action Plan – Listen, Engage, Influence
Monitoring social media conversations is now proving to be useful for predicting the stock market levels, acccording to this report from Mail Online.
Researchers from Indiana University noticed the correlation after they analysed more than 9.8 million tweets from 2.7 million users during 10 months in 2008.
An online mood-tracking tool called OpinionFinder also measured whether the users were generally positive or negative and how that changed over time. The team was then able to measure variations in public mood and then compare them to closing stock market values.
The key emotion turned out to be “Calmness” .. which is pretty cool. Read more... (128 words, estimated 31 secs reading time)
Socialisation of Brands – Wave 5
Last week Universal McCann released Wave 5 of their yearly social media tracker survey, expanding their data to 53 markets and 37,600 respondents (up from 38 markets and 23,200 respondents in Wave 4)
As usual it’s filled with great information and updated statistics
RTA – new live traffic site
The RTA has launched a new live traffic site that incorporates map planning
RTA live traffic
Also included is the ability to incorporate a widget of the site like as shown here
It’s great that government organisations are recognising the value that they can provide to consumers online, which in return should help their ability to manage traffic conditions. Let’s hope a mobile version isn’t far away.