The conversations that trend on internet platforms shape our world in consequential ways, from who we vote for, to what news we read, to how we respond to a pandemic.
SMAT uses intuitive UX and crisp data visualizations to unpack what’s being said on Twitter, Reddit, 4chan, and 8chan (Insight into other platforms, like Telegram, Parler, and Gab will be available soon.) SMAT’s database structure means that results load instantly; on similar tools, loading can be slow due to integration with various APIs. All results can be exported via CSV. The SMAT team is also developing publicly-accessible tools for monitoring the U.S. elections, such as interactive network graphs of politicians that help to map things like spheres of influence and partisanship.