#GE2020: Keeping Up With The Elections

Following PM Lee’s speech on June 23rd, it was announced that the 2020 General Election will be held on July 10th. From first time voters voicing their excitement to some questioning the timing of the election, this is the prime time where citizens’ voices are amplified – and social media is the centre stage where all opinions and discussions come to light.

Using 20/Twenty, we analyzed conversations from netizens in Singapore and uncovered their sentiments towards the various political parties, as well as the hot topics of discussion that have risen in the past week.

Circus Social GE2020 Infographic

Keeping track of the latest news and conversations around the General Election may be difficult, which is why Circus Social has launched SGElection Dashboard – a convenient way to keep track of all pre- and post-election conversations across social media. Discover the top conversation themes, netizens’ sentiments towards candidates, the most discussed political parties and candidates, and more – all in one dashboard.

If you’re interested in staying updated on conversations surrounding GE2020, reach out to our sales team at sales@circussocial.com.

Phase 2: What Have Singaporeans Missed The Most?

When Phase 2 was finally announced on June 15th, netizens in Singapore wasted no time in sharing the exciting news with friends and family. With rules and restrictions eased slightly, people may now partake in many of the social activities that were halted during the circuit breaker period, such as going to the gym and dining in at restaurants.

Using 20/Twenty, we uncovered what netizens in Singapore were most excited about in Phase 2. Unsurprisingly, a quarter of netizens were most excited about getting their bubble tea fix. Read more below:

Circus Social Phase 2 Infographic

For more information on how Circus Social does analysis and real-time tracking, reach out to sales@circussocial.com.

YouTube Updates & What It Means For You

YouTube Updates – What It’s All About & What It Means For You

WHAT’S THE YOUTUBE API UPDATE ALL ABOUT?

YouTube, a division of Google LLC (GOOG), has recently made several updates to its API policies to help with user privacy and administer better user experience.
YouTube Updates & What It Means For You
Source: The Daily Rind

Hence there are several implications for third-party applications and data providers, such as Circus Social, and our enterprise SaaS intelligence solution, 20/Twenty. Read on below to get an overview of what these API updates and changes are, what they imply, and how you can continue to still make the most out of YouTube data with 20/Twenty!

WHAT ARE THESE CHANGES?

  1. Better Viewing experience – Guaranteed
    In an effort to ensure better viewing experience for viewers even through 20/Twenty we are implementing a few updates. Over the next few weeks, you will be able to view high definition video content from YouTube directly on 20/Twenty, via magnified embedded players.

    Enhanced YouTube Embedded Player For Better Viewing Experience
    Source: 9lessons.info

    This is essential to ensure users have a proper viewing experience even outside the YouTube interface.

  2. More Accessible Information On YouTube User & Data Policies
    We have  updated our Privacy Policy and also included more information on what type of YouTube data we can track and store.
  3. Done With The Old & Starting Anew! – A Dedicated Upcoming Analytics Section Just For YouTube Data
    With the API updates, Circus Social and all third party vendors are required to also change the way YouTube data is depicted.
     
  4. YouTube Metrics On A Per Channel Basis
    Get metrics such as likes, comments and views on a per channel basis instead of just an aggregate so you can also compare channel performance with ease.
  5. Focused Insights
    Get more with YouTube Integrated analytics on 20/Twenty!
    Source: YouTube Studio

    Get the most out of your YouTube data and the universe of YouTube with more information. This includes earlier unavailable data on subscriber gain and loss, audience demographics and viewing metrics and behaviors with 20/Twenty’s soon upcoming YouTube Analytics section. Stay tuned for it’s launch and get in touch with your Account Manager for more information.

  6. Limited Access To Historic YouTube Data
    As per compliance policies, 20/Twenty is mandated to only store YouTube data upto 30 days. Past YouTube data will not be available.

All in all, Circus Social and 20/Twenty are all geared up and ready to launch some exciting features to help you make the best of these YouTube updates and stay ahead in all your social tracking needs.

Have questions or want to learn more? Simply get in touch with us HERE or write to us at info@circussocial.com. You can also contact your Account Manager for a speedy response.

Never Have I Ever: Your Next Bingeworthy Series

WARNING: Spoilers ahead!

If you’re looking for the next TV show to binge-watch, look no further! Never Have I Ever was released on Netflix just in time for the long Labour Day weekend. The coming of age series follows the life of 15-year-old Devi Vishwakumar who has just started her Sophmore year of high school. The show references aspects of creator Mindy Kaling’s life and has been widely praised for normalizing diversity.

Using 20/Twenty, we analysed conversations from netizens in Singapore & Malaysia to see what they had to say about Never Have I Ever. Find out why netizens loved the series so much, and which were the most talked-about characters.

Circus Social - Never Have I Ever Infographic

 

Life In Lockdown: Video Streaming In India

Circus Social decodes the social media chatter on streaming brands in India and deciphers demographic interest across various generations and gender in the latest article on Lockdown Streaming Action – COVID times!

With the rise in days of lockdown period, the discussions around video content consumption have increased over 22% compared to the pre-COVID days. Audiences have chosen to stay glued to various historical shows, mythological stories, comedy and drama throughout the period but are all the generations consuming the same content? What are the brands doing during COVID? How are netizens reacting during COVID?  Get the full view in our latest infographic!

Read on below to get your bite of some social media analysis from our next-gen social intelligence platform, 20/Twenty.

 

For more information on social media insights and comprehensive topic/event tracking, contact info@circussocial.com or get in touch here.

Finding Love In Isolation: Love Is Blind

WARNING: Spoilers ahead!

With many being confined to the 4 walls of their rooms due to lockdowns and movement restrictions, people have flocked to Netflix looking for the next binge-worthy series to kill time. Among the plethora of reality dating shows out there, Love Is Blind, an experimental dating series which tests if people can actually find love without physically meeting someone, has taken social media by storm.

Using 20/Twenty, we analyzed conversations from netizens around Southeast Asia to see what they had to say about the show. Which couple was the fan favourite? Who was the most controversial contestant? Get the full scoop in our latest infographic!

Circus Social - Love Is Blind Infographic

Show me the money #SGBudget20Twenty

At the Singapore Budget 2020 speech on 18th February, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced a suite of new initiatives to address the economic challenges amidst the COVID-19 situation.

Using our digital intelligence software 20/Twenty, we took a deep dive and uncovered netizens’ thoughts about how the societal and economic landscape will be affected by the Singapore Budget 2020.

Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 Update

Following the raise in DORSCON level from Yellow to Orange on 7th February 2020, netizens’ conversations and sentiments around COVID-19 (formerly known as Novel Coronavirus) have since evolved. As the number of confirmed cases continues to grow, more Singaporeans are voicing their concerns and fears across social media platforms.

Check out Circus Social’s COVID-19 update to get the latest insights into what Singaporeans have been discussing on social media.

Circus Social COVID-19 Update
Using 20/Twenty, Circus Social analyzed conversations in Singapore from 18th Jan – 5th Feb from Facebook, Instagram, Twiter, Blogs, Forums, Reddit, Q&A sites, Ratings and Reviews, News and many more sources to uncover sentiments around COVID-19