SeeSaw. A new tool that analyzes and visualizes comments for readers, who can connect to the comments in real time, at-a-glance.
SeeSaw is a semantic, visual, computational platform. The tool mines, sorts, visualizes, and put content into context, helping readers and authors see their community. It adds value to content that is already associated with a publication.
Motivation: On web sites as well as blogs, readers’ comments are presented as lists. Readers have to scroll through these lists to get an idea of other people’s reactions. Given the presentation format, readers just may not reach the comment that could pique their curiosity before they move on to another site.
Publications and Presentations
SeeSaw: Audience comments at-a-glance
Vivien Marx, M.A. 2011
Joanne Luciano, PhD. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
When people post comments about stories they read, see, or hear, the lists can get unwieldy. SeeSaw weighs the comments’ content and tone and delivers icons to readers that reflect these thoughts and emotions. For example: Why do readers love the subject of the article, or what makes people angry after reading the piece?Columbia University - Innovation Showcase 2012 http://towcenter.org/innovation-showcase/
SeeSaw prototype website http://tryseesaw.wordpress.com/