I spent part of last week in California at O’Reilly’s Strata Conference. Strata’s tagline is, “making data work” and it’s all about big data and what to do with it.
One of the sources of “big data” is the never-ending stream of material emanating from the social web. People are taking many approaches to analyzing this kind of data, but at the end of the day, the goal of any approach is the same: to gain a better understanding of the whole stream.
To demonstrate how we approach this problem here at Nexalogy, while I was gone I had my team in Montreal gather every tweet that contained the main hashtags used at Strata (#strataconf & #stratconf). There were 4616 tweets between February 1 to February 7 from a total of 1455 individual Twitter users.
We have built an interactive lexical map of the entire dataset – go to http://strataconf.nexalogy.com to view and interact with the data.