How the #Glasgow2014 opening ceremony looked on Twitter

Scottish terriers, dancing teacakes, the Queen and a kiss

That about sums up the #Glasgow2014 #OpeningCeremony. We’ve used our Analytics, Visualisation and iTrended tools to find out where it got most interest.

#Glasgow2014 officially trended nationally in UK, South Africa and New Zealand, plus an additional 20 cities. The iTrended report contains all the positions it reached and for how long, and you can view it here.

#OpeningCeremony also trended Worldwide, in South Africa, UK and 20 other cities. You can see the iTrended report here.

The Queen also trended in Ireland, South Africa and 8 cities, and Scottish Terriers even trended Worldwide!

We’ve put together a visualisation that illustrates where people were tweeting about it from (mostly the UK), as well as the top tweets.

Where has @wherenext been popular?

Heineken launched their @wherenext campaign a week ago, with the aim to enable people to discover places that are happening on their night out.

If you tweet your location to @wherenext you are then presented with nightlife options nearby.

We’ve been tracking mentions of @wherenext with our Analytics tool to see where it’s been popular, and in general we’ve seen most activity in Western Europe and New York.

Of the 1200 tweets from 830 accounts, we located 56% to a city level.

The top cities were London, Paris and New York, and the top languages were English (51%), Spanish (9%) and Italian (7%).

Top cities

The activity has been relatively stable since the initial peak at launch. What is noticeable though is that mentions were a lot lower over the weekend, when perhaps you would expect people to be using the service more.

Top hashtags

Top words

We also noticed that 15% of tweets mentioned the hashtag #openyourcity, which suggests that those were from accounts associated with the brand.

We’ve put together a visualisation below which shows the main activity and top tweets during the week.

#APMAs highlights

The Alternative Press Music Awards happened last night, and #APMAs trended nationally in the US, Canada and UK, and as well as 47 cities (see the full iTrended report).

APMAs also trended Worldwide, in the US and 8 cities (see the full iTrended report).

As you can see it was pretty popular in a lot of other countries too.

If you missed it, check out our Twitter highlights on the visualisation below.

#GovHack and #GovCampAU – how they looked on Twitter

Thanks to the #GovHack and #GovCampAU organisers and participants there have been two great weekends in a row of “government 2.0” events across Australia.

The GovCamp website has a handy explanation for how GovHack and GovCamp differ:

GovHack in Australia is a hackathon-style program, more focused on practical innovation results through the work of developers and others harnessing digital technologies and open data. GovCamp is about dialogue and ‘social knowledge’: new ways of capturing emergent challenges and innovative approaches. The two initiatives are separate with different leadership and coordination teams, but with a shared parentage so we collaborate and share ideas quite a bit.

We used our Analytics and Visualisation tools to track the conversations that came out of them.

GovHack

GovHack is “about finding new ways to do great things and encouraging open government and open data”, and the 2014 event took place from Friday 11 July at 7:30pm until Sunday 13 July 5:30pm.

There were several events across Australia as can be seen in the heatmap and list of top cities. The largest amount of tweets during the event came from Canberra, closely followed by Perth and Melbourne.

Overall there were 4,900 tweets from 960 different accounts during the 3 days of the event, and #GovHack officially trended on Twitter in Canberra and nationally in Australia. You can see an iTrended report of the positions it reached here.

The top hashtags outside #GovHack were #unleashedadl and #opendata.

Judging is now taking place, and the Red Carpet Awards take place in Brisbane on 10th August.

We’ve put together a visualisation which highlights the main activity and top tweets across the 3 days.

Click on the image to the right to start the visualisation >

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GovCampAU

GovCamp “aims to provide open, participatory spaces for the free exchange of ideas and experience”, and the 2014 event took place on Saturday 19 July.

Again, there were several events across the country, and again, Canberra led the way with the most tweets, followed by Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.

Overall there were 1,700 tweets from 360 different accounts on the day, and #GCAU officially trended on Twitter in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and nationally in Australia. You can see an iTrended report of the positions it reached here.

Again, we’ve put together a visualisation which highlights the main activity and top tweets across the day.

Click on the image to the right to start the visualisation >

Congratulations to the organisers of both events, and all participants who donated their time and energies to work towards better governments across Australia.

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World Cup highlights – Visualisations for all 2014 matches

The last 4 weeks has seen the World Cup take over Twitter, with hundreds of millions of tweets making it a truly global event, and fortunately not a single vuvuzela.

We’ve crunched all the tweets to create highlights visualisations for every single match.

All the match visualisations are listed here

For each match you can see the global activity and a timeline chart for each team, as well as the top tweets.

You can pause or change the speed of the animation in the bottom right, control the speed by scrolling the sidebar next to the tweets, or jump to particular moments by clicking on the timeline.

The map is interactive too – so you can zoom into a particular area.

Below is the visualisation for the final.

Click here to see links to visualisations for all the matches.

We will soon be launching this as a self-service tool, so get in touch if you would like to create these yourself.

Wimbledon 2014 – Top Gentlemen’s Players on Twitter

We just covered the Wimbledon Ladies‘ tournament, and here follows the equivalent for the Gentlemen’s.

The graph below shows the relative mentions 10 most mentioned Gentlemen over the 2 weeks of the tournament. There’s a key at below that graph, and you can also hover over any stream you’ll be able to see the person that relates to.

You can clearly see the rise of Australian Nick Kyrgios through the rounds, with the defeat of Rafael Nadal in the fourth round. Also in a similar fashion was the rise of Canadian Milos Raonic, who nearly joined his compatriot, Euginie Bouchard in becoming the first Canadians into a Wimbledon final.

Roger Federer’s support on Twitter was very strong throughout, and even though he didn’t win, he is clearly a crowd favourite, and at least beat Novak on Twitter.

Again we have created a visualisation showing the last week of activity for the finalists. Below you can see a heatmap of mentions around world, a chart showing the volumes over the week, and at the side we’re displaying the top tweets.

There are controls to change the speed or pause the animation, and you can also view at your own speed by using the sidebar to the right of the tweets.

Wimbledon 2014 – Top Ladies’ Players on Twitter

Whilst many have been focused on the games happening in Brazil, there has been another international tournament playing out in England – the pinnacle of Tennis, Wimbledon. This year saw the greatest interaction with Twitter yet, and in particular people getting behind the underdogs.

Whilst many have been focused on the games happening in Brazil, there has been another international tournament playing out in England – the pinnacle of Tennis, Wimbledon. This year saw the greatest interaction with Twitter yet, and in particular people getting behind the underdogs.

This was particularly obvious with Nick Kyrgios from Australia and Eugenie Bouchard from Canada. Both generating a huge amount of support, not just from their home countries, but across the globe.

We’ve used a couple of our new visualisation tools to get some insight into the discussion on Twitter over the two weeks of the tournament.

The graph below shows the percentage of mentions on a daily basis for the 10 most mentioned Ladies over the 2 weeks of the tournament. There’s a key at below that graph, and you can also hover over it to get more detail.

Particularly notable is how most of the early discussion centred around one of the favourites, Venus Williams, but that quickly tapered off when she was eliminated.

Discussion about Maria Sharapova has always been a big topic during grand slams, but in this case, even after she was eliminated, she kept rising due to the Sachin Tendulkar incident.

For the two finalists, Eugenie Bouchard may have been beaten in the final, but overall she had the most mentions of any Ladies’ player. Discussion about Eugenie grew steadily throughout the tournament, markedly more than the winner, Petra Kvitova. There was very little relative discussion about Kvitova until the final itself.

We also created a visualisation showing the last week of activity for the two finalists. Below you can see a heatmap of mentions around world, a chart showing the volumes over the week, and at the side we’re displaying the top tweets.

There are controls to change the speed or pause the animation, and you can also view at your own speed by using the sidebar to the right of the tweets.

You can see the Gentlemen’s post here