at the intersection of politics and twitter? cut through the clutter

Inevitably Twitter and politics are connected, at the intersection is Politikweet, there is an abundance of tweets with embedded articles, politikweet is interested in studying the sentiment of these embedded articles and assigning a sentiment value to hash tags or mentions related to the embedded article.

Listen to the twitter stream, track the keywords below, inspect tweets with embedded URL's, analyze the tweet for sentiment using Python's NLTK, then follow the link to the content and analyze for sentiment the embedded URLs. This then allows politikweet to assign sentiment to a specific hash tag or mention.