The power and impact of social media in today's world inspired us to do an analysis of people's tweets. We were curious to see how the sentiments of an individual fluctuated over time and reflected through his or her tweets.
What it does
TwitterRX lets you input anyone's twitter handle and then shows you the negativity/positivity of their most recent tweets. (-1 being negative, +1 being positive)
How we built it
Python/Flask, Text-Processing Sentiment Analysis API, D3.js, HTML/CSS
Challenges we ran into
Getting over the hurdle of OAuth with the Twitter API Learning D3.js
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We built the app with technologies we had never used before, and we learned good practices for debugging, parsing, and patience.
What we learned
Flask, D3, how to use AJAX
What's next for TwitterRx
More tweets to parse through, more accurate sentiment analysis