Social Analytics: #SONA2016 vs #ZumaMustFall

We have been conducting online analytics on the current South African President’s Annual State of the Nation Address (#SONA2016) for many years now. [blockquote width=”] Related post: 4 things SONA2015 laid bare about the Internet and digital technology [/blockquote] Today was no different. Except, there was a rather juicy twist, as shown in the Storified […]

4 things SONA2015 laid bare about the Internet and digital technology

Incidents that kicked off President Jacob Zuma‘s 2015 State of the Nation Address (SONA2015) on February 12th added to a growing list of democratic South Africa’s firsts, including the initial jamming of the signal that made it impossible to publish goings-on in parliament via the Internet. Each South African has a different take on the latest firsts, as […]

Analysis of Twitter sentiment for Zuma’s SONA2013 speech

In the previous post I indicated that President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation Address started with a negative Twitter sentiment, bur ended with a positive sentiment. In this post I share results of my analysis that explain the reason for sentiment upswing, using Twitter timeline associated with the speech.