TwitCritics leverages the constant flow of positive and negative movie references on Twitter to give a peek at public opinion on what’s playing at cinemas.
By cataloguing references to currently playing movies according to negative or positive wording within tweets, TwitCritics builds an index of movie popularity. Clicking on a movie gives you a view of the movie poster, the current rank and a list of the most recent tweets related to it.
The system isn’t perfect, of course. If you send out a tweet that says “I love cheese. I wouldn’t see ‘The Box’ again anytime soon.” it can throw the system off. Thankfully TwitCritics has a simple feedback mechanism for reporting inaccurate rankings — although from our casual browsing of movie reviews, the system seems accurate enough to give you a solid overview of public opinion on current movies.
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