Kosmix Unleashes Its Real-Time Tweetbeat To Show What's Playing On Twitter Now

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Tweetbeat Highlights The Best Tweets About Today's Major Events

The genius of Twitter is that it democratizes expression

Today Kosmix™ released Tweetbeat, the place to follow live the most interesting tweets about any major event. Tweetbeat filters the entire Twitter firehose in real-time to find the best tweets about the events that people are talking about now. Tweetbeat works for any major event, from the recent fire in San Bruno, California to the season premiere of Glee and Monday night football. Tweetbeat's first public demo took place today onstage at the TechCrunch Disrupt Conference in San Francisco.    

While presenting to the audience at Disrupt, Kosmix co-founder Anand Rajaraman said that Tweetbeat is a window into what's playing on Twitter. "The genius of Twitter is that it democratizes expression," he explained. "But with the whole world tweeting, it's hard to distinguish the signal from the noise. Tweetbeat helps you find what matters."

Tweetbeat filters more than 90 million tweets a day to discover the major events happening right now. It then chooses the most important comments about those events and displays them in real-time, capturing everything from news to firsthand commentary and celebrity shout-outs. Users can search for live events like award shows or election debates, watch tweet replays of recent events and see tweets from influencers leading discussions about particular events.

Tweetbeat World Cup

Earlier this year Kosmix debuted a preview site, Tweetbeat World Cup, to showcase Kosmix's core technology and to test the concept of real-time media streams for events. In just four weeks, Tweetbeat served nearly a billion seconds of live commentary about the international tournament to almost a million soccer fans all around the world. The average visitor session time was more than 20 minutes, demonstrating significant growth potential for the Tweetbeat model and leading Kosmix to develop the full version launching today.

Advanced Semantic Technology

Under the hood, Tweetbeat uses Kosmix's advanced semantic technology to identify the meaning of tweets in real-time and categorize them instantly. This sophisticated categorization system is based on the Web's largest taxonomy, and enables Tweetbeat to understand relationships, influence and trends, so that the system finds every relevant tweet without relying on hashtags or keywords. Tweetbeat then uses a relevance meter and a real-time influence score to determine which tweets to show, and which ones to filter out.    

To experience Tweetbeat, visit http://tweetbeat.com.

About Kosmix
Kosmix filters social media to connect consumers to content that interests them. Headquartered in Mountain View, California, Kosmix was founded by Internet pioneers Venky Harinarayan and Anand Rajaraman, and is funded by Time Warner Investments, Accel Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Dag Ventures as well as private investors Jeff Bezos, Jon Miller and Ed Zander. For more information, visit http://www.kosmix.com.

About TechCrunch Disrupt
TechCrunch Disrupt (http://disrupt.techcrunch.com), Sept 27-29 2010, at San Francisco Design Center Concourse, 635 8th Street (at Brannan), is TechCrunch's inaugural conference in San Francisco attracting over 1,500 leading technology innovators and investors and over 150 new startups. The format combines top thought-leader discussions with new product and company launches. Morning executive discussions debate the most timely disruptions in media, advertising and technology. Afternoons host the Startup Battlefield where 25 new companies will launch for the first time on stage, selected to present from more than 500 applications received from around the world. Another 100 early-stage startups will exhibit in Startup Alley. TechCrunch will award a $50,000 grand prize along with other award recognitions at the conclusion of the conference.

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