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Introducing the United States Social Sentiment Index

Here in Boston one of the first things we do in the morning is take a look at the weather map. Things like temperature, precipitation, and the like can vary a lot from day to day, if not hour to hour! It helps us get a sense of what things are going to be like when we walk outside, as well as how things are looking for our friends and family ... continue reading

The USSI and it's relation to financial markets

Large scale sentiment trackers are often touted as an orthogonal data source (i.e. unrelated to typical economic data) that can be of use for asset managers, banks, and other professionals ... continue reading

Students and Academics: Use our data!

Research is part of our core DNA at JANYS. We are active academics and believe that strong empirics are crucial to continuously improving our technology ...continue reading

The Real-time mood of Trump and Clinton communities during and after the 2016 Presidential Campaigns

During the presidential debates many networks show the results of what are known as "dial focus groups", voters of various political persuasions who in real time turn a dial based upon how much they agree or disagree with statements being made by the candidates. What if it were possible to have these for large groups of partisans in the community? continue reading

Big Data as a Verb

One important mission of ours at Janys is to demystify (for non-technical audiences) the process of gleaning valuable insights from the deluge of electronic data that is available in real time. One of the most commonly used ... continue reading

Sentiment Data for Hollywood

Every Monday you find it in the news, how the culmintion of thousands of hours of work and millions of dollars in production and marketing costs by film studios result in the most anticipated numbers of all, the opening weekend box office. These numbers can make or break careers, as they help to forecast whether the risks taken by the producers, production team, and others will result in ... continue reading

Social Media and the Energy Sector

IHS is a global leader as a provider of insight to the energy sector and hosts one of the most important conferences related to the global energy market, IHS CERAWeek. When IHS asked us to take a look at how social media can be analyzed to look at issues of interest to attendees at CERA week, we came up with some materials ... continue reading