Friday 20 February 2009

Real-Time Sentiment Index (RTSI): Alexis v Danny

The graph on the left shows the RTSI for Alexis Grace over the last few days. The one below shows the one for Danny Gokey.

It essentially shows a set amount of internet noise for each contestant. If one gets more interest the timescale on the X-axis will be reduced.

Firstly, I am new to analysing these plots so your guess is as good as mine.

However, I reckon Danny made a much bigger impression during the show. Alexis caused a bit of a surprise in the results show but Danny has had more enduring popularity since the results show.

These graphs are difficult to analyse (due to the variable x-axis) so any help is appreciated.


  1. what does the text on the charts represent?

    frequency of search terms?

  2. zoomraker,

    Sorry for the late reply. Leave me an email address and I will let you know the lot - including how to do it yourself. I would be interested to have someone else try it out and gauge an opinion.