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Twitter sentiment towards Brian Cowen – 88% negative

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Although this figure may come as no surprise to most but almost 9 out of 10 tweets concerning our incumbent Taoiseach Brian Cowen are negative in nature according to TweetFeel. TweetFeel is a service that combines real-time Twitter search with sentiment detection algorithms to determine whether a tweet is positive or negative.

We conducted our analysis for the keyword ‘Brian Cowen’ a short time ago with results showing that 88% of a selection of tweets mentioning Brian Cowen were seen as being negative.

Some of the negative tweets included:

However, we believe that this 88% figure should really be higher as the few tweets that TweetFeel actually thought of as positive really should have been flagged negative:

Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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Darren McCarra is co-editor of The Sociable. He has a keen interest in photography, all things mobile, and writing about technology and social media. You can follow him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.