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Slip, Seats, Youtube, Police, Ballot Box: Track the election buzz here

Zafar Anjum | April 27, 2011
JamiQ launches social media listening tool to track Singapore elections chatter

JamiQ

SINGAPORE, 27 APRIL 2011 - Singapore-based social media monitoring services provider JamiQ has launched a tracking service to visualize Singapore's 2011 General Elections buzz.

Singapore is going to polls on 7 May to elect a new parliament.

According to JamiQ, their project is a showcase of technology, design, and application in real-world situations.

"The Singapore General Elections 2011 Tracker is a visualisation project that reflects the true national agenda set by the social nature of online discussions and trends around Singapore's 2011 General Elections," the company said in a statement. "The goal of the project is to help the public follow the elections by separating the signals from the noise by trending the top topics being discussed and showcasing the top articles being shared."

The project looks at news articles, blog posts, and Twitter data to identify the top mentioned keywords and the most shared content. For example, at the time of writing of this article, the main keywords were: PAP, Day, Video, Photo, Internet, Voters, Facebook, Slip, Minister, and so on.

If you're interested in what's trending everyday leading up to the elections, you can check the buzz here: http://ge.swarm.is

 

 

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