Nestoria News, automated service based in Twitter, follows property news in the UK

Jun 07, 2012
Yesterday we opened two applications, two automatic news services, Nestoria News UK following the real estate news, and Noticias Kisale, about cycling in Spain. Both are based on Twitter, ranking users according to expertise in a certain area, and both are fully automated.

Nestoria News UK is assciated to Nestoria, the real estate search engine based in London, a customer which we have worked with before.

Nestoria News

Noticias Kisale, on the other hand, is associated to Kisale, an e-commerce venture in which CodeSyntax has a partnership. Kisale sells bikes and material for cycling in Spain, so the focus of this news service is cycling news in Spain (well, international events and races do also gather attention among Spanish cycling fans, and it's their tweets that we follow).

Noticias Kisale

In both cases, our robots follow hundreds of Twitter users, and we rank according to several parameters. It's an automated process, so experts go up and down the ranks, and new twitter users can also be detected.

Moreover, the tweets from those users are analyzed and the URLs that they share are checked. If they match the content intended, and they surpass a certain threshold of publication, they go to frontpage.

 

News are published with a snippet of text and a thumbnail, and the link always goes to the source. In some cases, with sites that let us embed more content, as can be the case of Youtube, for instance, we include the full piece (video, in that case). Then, not only the news reference is published, but also the relevant tweets that the users in the community made about that link.

If a conversation has erupted in Twitter around some news item, that thread can also appear, as it happens with the announcement that Nestoria made.

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You can follow these services in the web, and also following the Twitter accounts, NestoriaNewsUk and Kisale_es.

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Luistxo Fernandez

Project manager.