Stories by Mike Keller

Twitter is 40% 'Pointless Babble.' Wait, that's it?

In a new study conducted by Pear Analytics of San Antonio Texas, approximately 40% of posts on Twitter can be described as "pointless babble." According to SFGate's "The Tech Chronicles," the study sampled the Twitter stream every 30 minutes from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for 10 days.

TweetPsych builds a psychological profile based on Tweets

If Twitter is voyeuristic, then TweetPsych takes it to a whole new level. Based on your last thousand tweets (or those of someone you're interested in knowing a deeper understanding of), TweetPsych builds a psychological profile, indicating a score and in some cases an interpretation of your score within various cognitive or emotional parameters.