Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Okay all You Sarcastic Bastids....Time to Bump Up Your Game
It seems the same Secret Service that gets drunk and parties with hookers in foreign countries doesn't have enough to do these days and plans to purchase software to watch users of social networks in real time, according to contract documents. In a work order posted on Monday, the agency details information the tool will collect -- ranging from emotions of Internet users to old Twitter messages, and capabilities will include “sentiment analysis,” "influencer identification, and “ability to detect sarcasm."
The automated technology will "synthesize large sets of social media data" and "identify statistical pattern analysis" among other objectives.The tool also will have the "functionality to send notifications to users,” they said.
I certainly hope they enjoy a good piece of sarcasm when they see it!
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