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06-11-2022

06:08

A long, long time ago, I did a thread on a concept I called "Nigga scrying" where @TyrantsMuse believed "weather" was better than "scrying" but I'm stubborn about my own ideas sometimes. So lets shoot the breeze a bit, and I'll teach you guys how to cast a divination spell. ๐Ÿงต

Data science and being able to properly sort and file sentiment is difficult to do at scale. You either require subject matter experts who are on the pulse of a particular demographic, or you go to extreme expense to measure and calculate it via algos but there's an exception

What if I told you that Twitter possessed a very large and very high engagement demographic that identified themselves via a textual flag, so even common plebs like us could do sentiment analysis with ease? Well you're in luck, because I'm going to teach you to nigga scry

You see, black people on twitter are an interesting demographic. There are a ton of them, they generally don't overlap much with more diverse subcultural "bubbles" and even with like 3 followers they'll constantly just tweet whatever they're thinking into the void.

As opposed to a dedicated twitter subculture, which is going to very largely be middle and upper class twits autistically arguing about whatever it is they're into, there's a massive ocean of african americans on the bird app, your bubble just doesn't collide with theirs much.

Barring a few issues that might get specific opinions that have unique black cultural sentiments, most of these users are in regular working class day jobs, or unemployed, it's probably the bubble with the least college degrees or email caste jobs floating around.

Politically active black people generally excise themselves from this bubble, at least partially. They aren't part of the stream of "nigga energy" we're observing in a scientific manner.

If you type "Nigga <subject>" into the twitter search box, you are essentially isolating this massive bubble of black users and their sentiments. The fact that they don't rally around specific accounts replying and tweet into thin air a lot helps.

"Top" in your search results is going to be whatever resonated the most, obviously, and Latest is going to give you a barrage of these niggas tweeting into thin air like someone is listening. (I am listening no cap fr) If you just search "Nigga" you can drink from the firehose

Keep in mind to do a bit of auditing on account physiognomy with your results, sometimes they can be poisoned by mulatto perm wearing zoomers. Being adept at at-a-glance account physiognomy helps quite a bit.

But the key way to think about this is that it acts as a windsock for what direction working class sentiment is going as a whole. If all the black dudes hustling bootlegged fire sticks are complaining about gas prices, so are the rural whites working at dollar tree.

This also works well for seeing the at-scale impact of "Current Thing" isms in the minds of generally lower info populations who mostly react to headlines and pop culture at large.

But when curating your results and checking accounts, make sure to develop the skills to tell the difference between a zoomer with a perm and a black kid in the suburbs who watches a lot of anime. This is a skill that takes some time and effort to cultivate.

This is also fun as shit because a lot of these tiny accounts just say some absolutely hilarious shit. Needless to say the "weather" over at "Nigga Jews" is pretty stormy right now.

I hope you liked this thread, settle the debate on which term for this you like more:



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