Is the economic crisis over? What is the sentiment of people regarding US Economy and the future? These are some of the questions that many people ask these days and the signs are somewhat mixed. Dow Jones is close to the 10000 mark and some US Economy Indices show that the worse is behind. But do people feel the same?
To answer these questions 10000 Tweets containing the word economy were collected with the purpose of finding out what people think and how they feel about the US Economy and the economic crisis. The following web chart shows some of the results :
PositiveSentiment is an annotation type that includes all words that suggest positivity such as good, better,advances while the opposite annotation (NegativeSentiment) exists for all keywords that suggest negativity.
The bolder the lines between words the heavier the association. To get an idea of how people feel, look at the line that connects NegativeSentiment and the word still which implies that the strongest sentiment is that US Economy is still under big problems.
Some other findings :
- US President tells that the economy gets better but people don't feel the same.
- Economy cannot be getting better while at the same time there are layoffs.
- People expressing very negative feelings after losing their jobs.
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The sentiment on US Economy from Twitter
Monday, November 02, 2009 1:32 AM
By Themos Kalafatis