Introversion/extroversion/ambiversion is a non-linear, multi-faceted spectrum, which many people overlook — one can achieve energy and be drained by the same activity, one’s behavior may change drastically dependent on certain situations, etc.

That being said, the concept of “energy” itself is fascinating — what exactly is one’s energy, and how does that affect others when you interact?

I am aiming to better understand possible differences in online writing style between those self-identified with introversion and extroversion tendencies, writing conversationally about themselves.

“But tell me how you really feel?”

What does that even mean most of the time? Most of the time this is fodder for an interpersonal argument based in non-confrontational bottling up of emotions for months on end…but I digress.

For this project I conducted as part of the Flatiron bootcamp, we are aiming to better understand what determines what emotional sentiments that a given tweet contains. We are specifically interested in consumer tweets that are discussing tech products made by businesses.

My findings were based on creating a multi-classifier with 3 categories: positive sentiment, negative sentiment, and neutral sentiment.

IMDB has an obnoxious amount of data — so much data that it’s hard to know what to do with it all. There are so many films that come out each year that cause millions of potential viewers to roll their eyes at the sheer ridiculousness of the plot, combination of actors, or even the title. **Feel free to give them a shout in the comments — my personal favorite is Frozen [not the Pixar film], a campy b-horror flick that shows what would happen if a group got stranded for days on a ski chair lift. …

“Oh, you dated a construction worker? Oh, that’s right! — I forgot that they existed!” One of my friends blurted this out one day, years ago as we were sipping afternoon tea in my Cambridge apartment, with my Harvard professor-roommate’s diplomas and various accolades scattered about like they were nothing.

We were talking about dating, and our individual prerequisites for wanting to get to know someone further. However, this could really be applied to any life situation — you’re reading a data science blog on Medium, I don’t need to explain the power of confirmation or selection [or any other…

“That person is a total dolphin!”

You’re probably asking what that could possibly mean. Well, I had recently moved to Boston and was actively looking for new friends that I could become close to. …

Alaska Lam

polymath using data science to build friendship + camaraderie

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