"Count what is countable. Measure what is measureable. What is not measureable, make measureable." -- Galileo

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Plone Rocks

I saw an Amplicate tweet a day or two ago about "Plone sucks."  Following up on that I found that there was  "Plone rocks" side of Amplicate and quickly stumbled into a world of automated Twitter stats.  Although interesting, it has some serious flaws in understanding human language, for example, the tweet "no way Drupal rocks" was counted as a positive "Drupal rocks" score just because of the literal phrase without any understanding of context.

Apparently Amplicate has only been around since October 2009, so there's not much data to go by, but still it was interesting to poke around. 

As you can see the rocks and sucks trends are roughly even.  This is actually good news because people tend to gripe more than they praise in general (squeaky wheel and all that). I'll run the test for significant differences between the two lines some evening when I'm not sipping 18-year old single malt.

More interesting than the numbers was the strange classification system.  Plone is considered a software framework.  Sharepoint is found under software applications.  Drupal is tucked away under Internet content management systems as is Joomla.

If you're feeling good about Plone right now, tweet about it with the trigger phrase "Plone rocks" and hop on over to Amplicate to add your vote to the tally of supporters.