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Is there any web app or software where you can type in a term or just a hashtag and the software will go through X amount of tweeds and determine how many are positive and how many are negative. Eg I type in Microsoft and it says 51% are like "hate Microsoft" and 49% are "love Microsoft"

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closed as off topic by Al E., phwd Jan 31 '13 at 22:02

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Define "positive" or "negative"? With today's slang, to say something is "bad" or "radical" may actually mean the opposite. And how would you classify the sentence "Microsoft is a company everyone loves to hate"? I think we've ways to go in computer science before computers can classify emotions :) – Traveling Tech Guy Nov 8 '10 at 3:54
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Here you have a bunch of tools, that measure the opinion of the tweets in real time: http://tweetsentiments.com/ http://www.tweetfeel.com/ http://twittersentiment.appspot.com/

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You could try something like TweetSentiment.

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