Posted by Kate in Blog, Emotional Intelligence
Catching Fire, the second Hunger Games movie, premiered last night. Because we love J-Law, Kanjoya decided to investigate how the Twittersphere is talking about Catching Fire with our emotional analytic solution, Perception. Here are some quick takeaways.
How do these people feel about Catching Fire?
Below are scores for the level of a number of positive and negative emotions for Catching Fire, relative to Breaking Dawn. So, for instance, we found that people are 8% more happy about Catching Fire than Breaking Dawn.
The top emotions are excitement and worry. Excitement is unsurprising; this sort of excited tweet is typical:
The worry is a little more unexpected. We find that generally, the worried tweets fall into two categories. Some people are “worried” with anticipation.
Others are worried about how crowded the movie theaters are going to be.
Predicting Box Office Performance
This is all great, but what can this tell us about the performance of Catching Fire? To answer this question, we compared the momentum and emotions around Catching Fire to those of another Tween hit… Twilight.
The following graph shows the volume of conversation (gray bars), as well as the overall positivity (green line) and negativity (red line) in the days leading up to Breaking Dawn Part 2 and Catching Fire, respectively. Catching Fire is the chart on the right; Breaking Dawn is on the left.
As you can see, all of the positive emotions are higher for Catching Fire than for Breaking Dawn. And negative emotions like anger, annoyance, sadness, “upset-ness” and worry are down. Confusion and stress are up relative to Breaking Dawn.
While this is certainly negative, it attests to the Catching Fire fervor happening all around us. All this seems to indicate that this weekend, Catching Fire will perform extremely well… perhaps even better than Breaking Dawn on its record-breaking opening weekend. We’ll see if this is borne out!
Update: Catching Fire had a record breaking premiere, grossing $161 million this weekend. This beats Breaking Dawn Pt 2 on its opening weekend by about $20 million. Looks like higher volumes and higher levels of positive emotions translated to more ticket sales!
Interested in uncovering insights about a specific brand, campaign, event, or trend? Learn more about Perception, an emotional analytics and audience investigation solution that uncovers insights about your existing audience and audiences you’d like to reach.
Posted by Armen in Blog, Emotional Intelligence
Pandora is the leading internet radio service, and has a long, storied history of complete dominance of this sector. Apple’s September 2013 release of iTunes Radio, a similar streaming internet radio service intended to not just compete, but to displace, Pandora. has been its biggest perceived threat to date. As Pandora releases its Q3 2013 earnings this afternoon, hopefully giving solid numbers to speculation as to how iTunes Radio has (or has not) impacted Pandora’s business prospects, we at Kanjoya took a very quick look using our technology for emotional analytics to see if anything interesting emerged.
By looking at a sample of Twitter conversation on Wednesday, November 20th (a day before earnings), the most interesting thing we noticed was an approximately 10% higher satisfaction rate in people talking about Pandora vs. iTunes radio (Kanjoya satisfaction resonance score of 25.2 for Pandora vs. 21.7 for iTunes Radio).
Volume (sheer number of Tweets) was roughly equivalent for the two services.
Simple sentiment, which we find to be a “bubble gum” type indicator — fun to chew, no nutritional value — 60% for Pandora, 57% for iTunes Radio, show that there is no glaring issue in the user experience.
The dominant emotions reflect the use cases for the two products– for Pandora, the largest emotional component of the conversation was happiness that they are listening to their favorite songs, while iTunes Radio users were disproportionately excited– in that most people have no idea that iOS7 comes with a Pandora clone built-in, and discover it with serendipity.
- Pandora users approximately 10% more satisfied than iTunes radio users when talking about the respective services
- Volume comparable, both are popular
- Sentiment comparable, generally lightly positive
- Pandora users happy, iTunes users excited
The Perception platform uses Kanjoya’s proprietary technologies for discovering what consumers are thinking and feeling, and more importantly, why– in this case, quickly getting a sense of customer satisfaction without resorting to lengthy, expensive surveys. Kanjoya has spent nearly a decade innovating linguistic, machine learning, and natural language processing to power an only-of-its-kind real-time emotional analytics platform.
Disclaimers: This was intended to be a quick ‘peek’– we are sampling a small period of time, a sample of tweets, and doing it on a single day. Twitter is a noisy data source, but for a “super” consumer application like internet radio, it is a valuable source of data. For a significantly more thorough analysis, please feel free to contact us.
Posted by Malaika in Blog, Crane, Emotional Intelligence, Experience Project
Everybody knows a Debbie Downer. You know, those people with the unique talent of killing your vibe no matter the circumstance, the ones who invite themselves to the beach with you yet insist on talking about nothing but ozone depletion, rising sea levels, and melanoma. Their ineffable cynicism doesn’t just irritate us in real life; pessimism can wreck conversations on social networks as well.
At Kanjoya we’ve built a massive dataset of human behavior and expression in our own social network, the Experience Project. The Experience Project connects people based on shared life experiences, and there is a place on the Experience Project for everything from unbearable suffering to sheer delight. Some users come to the site seeking acceptance and understanding, and others just to read and write about experiences that make us who we are. To understand how attitudes influence the vitality of social interactions, we used our own technology, the Crane Emotional Intelligence Platform, to measure how emotions and attitudinal expression affect engagement. More…
Posted by Varun in Blog, Emotional Intelligence, Experience Project
There are plenty of divisions in a nation of over 300 million people, but perhaps the most discussed is the one between cat and dog lovers. Using Experience Project to field our survey and Kanjoya’s emotional intelligence technology to analyze the data, we found that pet owners share many similar characteristics with their pets. Click through to see the infographic.
Posted by Varun in Blog, Community, Experience Project
With 27 million (and counting) life stories, Experience Project has the largest living collection of shared life experiences in the world. Check out why it’s the online destination to find people who understand you. More…
Our founder, Armen Berjikly, recently appeared on Bloomberg News to discuss social media’s role in national tragedies, like the Boston bombings. Armen notes how the reaction on social media– from vigilantism to the moment by moment reporting of the manhunt, are actually good signs of a population that still cares, and wants to do what they can to bring justice and peace where it is disrupted.
Take a look!
Posted by Armen in Experience Project, Inside Kanjoya
This summer, Kanjoya’s founder Armen Berjikly was invited to share our story at the internationally celebrated TEDx conference in Yerevan, Armenia. This year’s theme was “Embracing Change,” a perfect fit for us!
Armen spoke about his path starting Experience Project (which ultimately became Kanjoya), in his talk entitled, “When Change is not a Choice.” Change is perhaps the only constant in our lives, and much of it is unplanned, unexpected, and usually unwelcome. But change almost always presents a choice to us. This is the process that led to EP, and it is a positive, gripping, and inspirational story. More…
Posted by Moritz in Crane, Emotional Intelligence, Politics
Given his boss’s flat, uninspired performance in the first presidential debate, the consensus coming into the vice presidential debate Thursday night was that Joe Biden would arrive on stage guns blazing, eager to display the passion President Obama had so sorely lacked. He did not disappoint, and the result was a fiery, often testy, exchange of views between Biden and his opponent, Congressman Paul Ryan. After witnessing the highly charged back-and-forth, we decided to use our emotional intelligence technology, Crane, to take a quick look at what people were saying on Twitter. More…
Posted by Guest in Crane, Emotional Intelligence, Engineering
by Andrés Gómez Emilsson
Hubs and Gateways: Last week we uncovered the Big Five Human Mindsets and showed how current emotions can predict future mindsets. This week we are going to reveal how and why people transition from mindset to mindset. Specifically, key things you will take away from reading this entry will be:
Which emotions work as stepping stones towards a happier and more positive state of mind.
That the things that makes you become happy are not the same as the things that help you stay happy.
Posted by Guest in Crane, Emotional Intelligence, Engineering
by Andrés Gómez Emilsson
Emotions are complicated, unpredictable and deeply personal. We feel them; we usually don’t think we can quantify them. Some people even claim that emotions are completely outside the sphere of what can be understood. After all, emotions are not perceived with the mind but instead felt with the heart, right?
But if we hope for technology that is more sensitive to human needs and interactions, we will need a more structured understanding of emotions. At Kanjoya, we’ve built a dataset that can finally take us there. For the first time, we’re uncovering the structure that underlies our disparate emotional experiences, and we’re doing it democratically and empirically — by learning from what real people really feel.
In a series of posts starting now we will walk through several insights we discovered while analyzing our dataset of emotion updates. In this first post we start by showing you how we discovered the big five human mindsets (not to be confused with the big five personality traits) and how your current emotion can predict your future.