Top Languages For Twitter Hashtags

Hashtagify.me has just become an even more powerful free tool for all those interested in Twitter hashtags. In addition to finding the top related hashtags and the top influencers for each hashtag, now you can also find which are the top languages used with it.

Languages for #paris

As the Twitter audience continues to become more and more global, it is important to know which hashtags are relevant to which language speakers. Hashtagify.me already allowed you to explore 12,499,159 hashtags (and counting); now you can also find out if they are used by the language community you’re interested into.

To get this new data, just go to hashtagify.me, search your hashtag, and open the “Languages” tab. Enjoy!

Tracking Hashtags By Language

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Since we released our Hashtag Intelligence tool, the most requested addition has been the possibility to track tweets for an hashtag only for a given language. This is helpful both for hashtags which have different meanings in different languages, and for common hashtags where you only want to focus on users for a given language.

Today we’re glad to announce that this feature has been added to CyBranding Hashtag Intelligence. When you choose to track an hashtag, you can now choose to filter only tweets that are written in a given language. If you do so, trends, influencers and correlations will be computed considering only tweets that use that hashtag AND are classified by Twitter as written in the chosen language.

One caveat though: If a tweet doesn’t contain any word that allows Twitter to recognize the language, that tweet will be excluded from the analysis.

If you’re interested in getting intelligence about an hashtag only for one language, you can try hashtag intelligence now.

Introducing CyBranding Hashtag Intelligence

After many months of hard work, we just published the first public beta version of CyBranding Hashtag Intelligence – together with a renewed, always free hashtagify.me

Why this new tool? Because we wanted to go beyond the limitations of the free 1% sampling of all tweets that Twitter gives away. Because we wanted to give you a more detailed, more timely, more insightful analysis of your own hashtags.

If you want to know what this is all about, please take a look at our 3 minutes intro video. And let us know what you think!

Cyrillic, Arabic, Chinese and all non-Latin hashtags are welcome!

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It’s been a pretty long time since the last update to hashtagify.me, but things are going to change soon. For now, we are glad to announce that since yesterday hashtagify.me works correctly with all non-Latin alphabet hashtags.

The data for those tags has already been collecting for some time, so the coverage should be pretty good. If you want to explore hashtags in any non-Latin alphabet, now you can have your fun.

Bigger changes are going to follow soon. Stay tuned!

Hashtagify Pro private beta

Lately I’ve been hard at work on Hashtagify Pro, a new tool that lets you track a specific campaign or subject (not limited to hashtags) on Twitter and analyze which influencers are impacting it and how.

Today is a big day: We are ready to start a private beta!

You can go to pro.hashtagify.me and take a look at the new website, where you can also find a Demo/Tour that shows the kind of analysis you can do with Hashtagify Pro.

If what you see interests you, you can apply for a free beta account using the link in the home page. Beta accounts will be activated as soon as there are free resources on the server.

We’re also very interested in your feedback: Comments, glitches, ideas, suggestions. Hashtagify Pro is still in evolution and your suggestions now can have an important impact.

So, let us know what you think!

PS: Hashtagify Pro works best with a recent browser. IE only works with version 9.

Evaluating a Twitter Campaign

If you’re doing a marketing campaign on Twitter, how can you measure its real impact? And, specifically, how can you evaluate the individual contribution of single campaign participants?

This is something that has been asked to us, and we think we’ve found an interesting solution to visually show this information by leveraging the hashtagify technology. So, if you’re interested in this kind of analysis, stay tuned. And, if you have specific suggestions or requests related to this, don’t hesitate to contact me writing to @hashtagify . First come, first served…

Be seeing you!

Top influencers: The new visual exploration tool (beta)

Influencers graphDid you even wonder who the top influencer about the #debt crisis is on Twitter? Is it a Republican? A Democrat? An independent – maybe an official news source?

I did, and to answer that question – and countless more about other hashtags – I just published on hashtagify.me the first beta version of a new “top influencers” feature.

With this feature, when you visually explore Twitter hashtags, following their relationships, you can also see up to 6 of the top influencers for the selected hashtag. These users are listed by name, ranked by their estimated influence, and shown on a graph where you can also see their relative influence (y-position), how specialized they are on that hashtag (x-position), and how many followers they have (bubble size).

This feature is still in beta and the hashtags usage data is still being collected: This means that, especially for the less used hashtags, the influence estimate isn’t very precise. Still, while I’m working on augmenting the data collection rate for this kind of data, you can already get an idea about the influencers on your topics of interest. And a similar feature is in the works about the top websites for an hashtag: Stay tuned!

Oh, and by the way: It looks like the top influencer about #debt is @MikeBloomberg, the Republican mayor of New York, followed by @WestWingReport, an independent White House journalist – you can see it for yourself here. Where are the Dems??

Working on hashtags/users data… and a little setback

These days I’ve been working on getting the data needed to show the top tweeters/influencers for an hashtag.

For the less used hashtags that’s not easy, but for the more common ones I was already getting some interesting enough data and I was thinking about the possibility to publish a first beta this weekend.

Unfortunately, while working on this new feature, something got corrupted on Redis – the database where we collect our data – and had to go back to an older backup; you might already have noticed that the number of examined tweets displayed on hashtagify fell from over 50 to 43 millions.

Nothing serious, but this means that we’ll need to wait some more time for the first beta. I just hope to be able to publish something before I’ll leave for a 2 weeks vacation to Russia next week… but don’t hold your breath!

While working no this I also learned something interesting about how to execute batch jobs on node.js: I expected some complications from the non sequential nature of node, but I hadn’t forseen the full extent of the surprises! I’ll try to share this to thos interested in this kind of technical details an upcoming post.

Cheers

The next feature

The poll we ran about which features I should add first to hashtagify closed today, and the winner is… “Find top tweeters/influencers for an hashtag” (49% of votes).

I wanted to thank everybody who voted for the poll, and add that I’ve already started thinking about how to implement this new feature. I’d like to show this information in a highly visual and usable way, and I have some interesting ideas about that.

Gathering significant users’ data for the more than 1 million hashtags already categorized by hashtagify will be a real challenge, but at least for the most used ones I expect to be able to have something useful in a few weeks.

I’ll keep you posted about the developments. In the meantime, if you have suggestions or related requests feel free to post them here or to write on twitter @hashtagify

Have a great weekend. Cheers!

Poll: Vote a feature for the next upgrade of hashtagify.me!