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April 26th, 2011 by Benjamin Koe under Technology

Visualizing the Singapore General Elections 2011

Singapore GE2011 Tracker

The JamiQ team together with our partners at Swarm.is have released a new visualization project specifically for the Singapore General Elections 2011. This project is a showcase of technology, design, and application in real-world situations.

The Singapore General Elections 2011 Tracker is a visualisation project that reflects the true national agenda set by the social nature of online discussions and trends around Singapore’s 2011 General Elections. The goal of the project is to help the public follow the elections by separating the signals from the noise by trending the top topics being discussed and showcasing the top articles being shared. The project looks at news articles, blog posts, and Twitter data to identify the top mentioned keywords and the most shared content.

How to read the visualisation?
The visualization is made up of two main parts: Today’s Key Terms (centre) and Most Shared Content (right). The lines between Today’s Key Terms and Most Shared Contentso the co-relation between the two. Which trending topics are found is the top links. The lines trailing toward the left from Today’s Key Terms show the day-by-day history of the trends. Check back anytime for a live snapshot of what’s trending.

What data do you use?
We use news articles relating to “Singapore Elections” from Google News. Blog posts relating to “Singapore Elections” from Google BlogSearch. Twitter data with the #sgelections hashtag and mentions of “Singapore Elections”.

November 11th, 2010 by Chan Chi-Loong under Commentary

Social media and “hacking” in Singapore: Singaporeans react to 369 gangs

Recently, hacking has taken on a different meaning in Singapore.

The gang murder at Pasir Ris Downtown East two weeks back and the slashing of seven youths at Bukit Panjang just this week sent Singapore’s Twitter, Facebook and blogs into overdrive.

Ever though we just started monitoring the Bukit Panjang incident about a day ago, we’ve collected more than 500 posts — in a day! –chattering about gangs in Singapore. Posts are starting to taper off a bit as the news cycle moves on, but there is still a significant amount of chatter.

To do a thorough analysis would take too much time, but just by skimming the posts and using basic tools and filters, I’ve come to the conclusion that there are basically three themes:

Are we safe in Singapore?

The first reaction is that Singaporeans are generally shocked that this is happening. There is a significant amount of posts lamenting about Singapore’s safety and checking up on friends and family, esp. in the Bukit Panjang area. On Twitter alone there are more than 70 of such posts since yesterday afternoon.

Examples:
It still scare me that im meeting my girls where the bukit panjang slashing takes place. Need to stay safe..
HannaFernaldo

Slashing case at bukit panjang now. Wtff, singapore is getting unsafee! Really unsafeeeeee.
SriAtiqaah

Who are these stupid hooligans?

Then there are the Singaporean who are angry at these idiots and wondering why the hell this is happening in Singapore. About 40+ twitter posts.

Examples:
What is wrong w the youths in Singapore today? Downtown East 23 youths arrested, Bukit Panjang 6 youths, all between 15-23yrs old? Why???
thamwaihoong

wtfcuk .. singapore getting worse … whats with these gang stuffs man ? slashing people for no reason .. -.-
haarishakishor

What is happening to SINGAPORE man??!!! Gang armed with parangs…going on slashing spree??? Downtown east murder not enough ar??
ItsBIGBANGyg

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October 11th, 2010 by Benjamin Koe under Technology

Exploring the social media with three telcos on Twitter

Exploring the social media with three telcos on Twitter from JamiQ on Vimeo.

This video showcases a new interactive relationship map created by JamiQ’s R&D team. Here we take a look at how conversations on Twitter can impact the three major telcos in Singapore: SingTel, StarHub, and M1.

While there is a lot more trends and insights to be gained from the interactive map, this video serves to preview a couple of the more obvious trends and their impact on these brands. This interactive map will be made live to the public in the near future.

Which brands should we compare for our next visualization?

August 20th, 2010 by Benjamin Koe under Commentary

Which Singapore-based Coupon Startup Gets The Most Buzz?

This post first appeared on YoungUpstarts.

Singapore-Coupon-Startups

Taking the lead from posts on coupon startups in Asia, we at JamiQ embarked on an experiment to understand the buzz taking place on the Singapore social media around these brands.

Trends & Insights

  1. The best tactic for spreading the word on current offers is best done on the real-time social media. In this case, it’s working for Beeconomic who gets most of its mentions out on Twitter.
  2. BrandsFever gets the most coverage in the news and blog coverage. In fact, it is the only coupon startup in our list that gets mentioned across all media types.
  3. It’s a pity Voucherous and SGsavings.com didn’t get any mentions in the week. In today’s fast moving consumer space of coupons and discounts nothing matters more than buzz on the social media.
June 15th, 2010 by Benjamin Koe under Commentary

First day of CommunicAsia 2010 dwarfs last week’s buildup

communicasia 2010 buzz

Today was the first day of CommunicAsia 2010, and this one day was all it took to create a mountain of buzz. With 68.7% of the buzz coming form Twitter, the organizers of CommunicAsia 2010 have definitely found an awesome platform on the social media to create awareness.

November 19th, 2009 by Benjamin Koe under Corporate

Thank you for your support

When we opened our doors for business 2 days ago, little did we realize that we’d receive such a warm reception. Within minutes JamiQ was all over Twitter and I (@benkoe) began trending as a fairly influential contributor to the #msm09 conference thanks mainly to the RT love from people supporting us.

We’ve also got amazing coverage from:

  1. Social Media Analysis
  2. Young Upstarts
  3. SG Entrepreneurs 1 | 2

Check out the love we got on Twitter too!

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July 16th, 2009 by Benjamin Koe under Technology

Twitter in-depth

twitter-logoToday we’ve added new functionality to JamiQ enabling you to dive in-depth into Twitter.

Instead of treating Twitter.com as a single website, each Twitter post is now broken down by its user name (e.g. twitter.com/benkoe) and location (e.g. Singapore). This provides an easy way for you to drill down to Twitter users in specific markets of interest.

This is really fun. Did you know that the majority of Twitter users talking about Nasi Lemak are actually from Australia?!

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