Module Doc - Twitter Polarity Distribution

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This module displays the twitter polarity distribution for the given coins. Each english tweet is categorized between positive, neutral, or negative based on textual sentiment analysis. The bar chart represents the distribution of tweets among these categories for the given period of time.

The chart is updated every day.

Graph Options

This module presents a date range selector. The selected date range determines which tweets are considered when ploting the bar chart.

Tweets Collection

For the tweets collection, we use the official Twitter Search API. As explained above, we check Twitter more frequently for coins that are mentioned more often, which explains the difference in number of 'live' points you can see between different cryptos.

When checking for a given crypto tweets, our number one priority is to avoid counting tweets that aren't actually mentioning the crypto. That's why we only use hashtags of the crypto name or symbol to detect tweets.

As some altcoins symbols can also be actual acronyms of other brands or products, sometimes even more popular that the altcoin itself, it is really important that we don't stop here : we've built a classifier to detect if a tweet is really about blockchain or cryptocurrencies. Each tweet relevance is thus checked before including it in our processing flow.

IMPORTANT NOTE : On 2019 August the 27th, we improved our classifier engine, in particular to be more severe about the tweet relevance. It didn't change the volumes for most of the coins, but it did reduced it drastically for a few altcoins that were benefiting from volumes of other topics sharing the same hashtags. Keep it in mind when analysing historical data.

Sentiment Analysis Examples

Check out this examples of scored BTC tweets to get a feeling of what's the indicator meaning :

This month's Bonus Monthly Humble Giveaway is 11 mBTC Bitcoin! Enter to WIN at https://t.co/Qjzfdm44iJ and help good causes! 🤝🌞 #btc #bitcoin #crypto #cryptocurrency #giveaway #contest #sweepstake #goodcause #payitforward

--> Scored Positive

Deloitte Survey Shows Self-Professed Blockchain Experts Are Found in Every Industryhttps://t.co/X1QjsLbpsW #newsoftheweek #Bitcoin #blockchain #crypto

--> Scored Neutral

Bitcoin ‘Sextortion’ Malware Is Even Worse Than Thought via @forbes https://t.co/ri1bsEQNpU #MarioSolis #Bitcoin #bitcoin #Ethereum #tokens #ICOs #Blockchain

--> Scored Negative