Topic Modeling of Twitter Followers

“In this post, we explore LDA an unsupervised topic modeling method in the context of twitter timelines. Given a twitter account, is it possible to find out what subjects its followers are tweeting about?

Knowing the evolution or the segmentation of an account’s followers can give actionable insights to a marketing department into near real time concerns of existing or potential customers. Carrying topic analysis of followers of politicians can produce a complementary view of opinion polls.

The goal of this post is to explore my own followers, 698 at time of writing and find out what they are tweeting about through Topic Modeling of their timelines…”