Feelings around consumer products and goods intensified in Q4 2018, compared to the previous. Shoppers reacted to recent game releases for the Nintendo switch, boosting talking around the console for its second christmas buying season.
Quarter 4 for 2018 showed less people talking about healthcare compared to the previous. Talk around the sector also has grown slightly less positive in comparison. Popular mentions in health include jobs and careers.
The holidays bring familiar feelings in the retail space, and 2018 was no exception, with sentiment and intensity on par with their 2017 levels. Conversions around Christmas shopping led social channels like twitter and instagram.
Q4 2018 brought with it a new class of US congresspersons, and with them a new round of energy proposals. Ideas for bills pushing for increases in renewable power usage have propagated social media channels with many government officials blurring the line between legislator and influencer.
Attitudes were exceptionally positive in Q3 compared to the previous year. Conversations around bitcoin were reignited after Mastercard’s decision to shut down Robert Spencer’s Patreon account over hateful content.
Q3 saw major changes in the energy sector. Obama-era energy legislation was reversed, and people reacted negatively on social channels like twitter. Proponents of solar enjoy had a victory twitter though, after the passing of SB 100.