I am a firm believer in the power of data. It has led me to earn a Masters degree in Data Science. I am continuously looking for opportunities to harness the power of data.
Over the weekend, I decided to do a small social media experience. I streamed the tweets directly or indirectly related to POTUS for 12 minutes. I wanted to know what really matters to the people and get a pulse of topics important to people. Instead of explaining, I invite you to watch the video below. (The video has been compressed to three minutes.)
I used Apache Storm to stream the data in real time and stored the data in Redis cache. The topology is shown the the diagram below.
In recent times, there has been an intense debate on policies of US Govt. including immigration. We are also living in an environment where polarizing opinions are very common and it can be difficult to find unbiased information. This brief experiment successfully provided me unfiltered access to public sentiments.
Feel free to share your thoughts about the visualization in the comments section below.