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Windows 7 update: the excitement is fading24 Nov

It’s been a little while since you’ve seen some good hard data from us, so we wanted to give you some new juicy bits to chew on while the turkey bakes in the oven. How about an update on Windows 7?

As you know, we’ve been tracking the sentiment toward Windows 7 for some time. Launched on Oct. 22 it has now had a little over a month to marinate in the marketplace. Reports abound about how well sales have been of the new Microsoft OS, but what are people really saying?

Well, the biggest takeaway is that they’re saying less. It’s the morning after as far as product launches are concerned and the conversation is dwindling. Check out this graph that shows the relationship between positive and negative tweets toward Windows 7.

30-day line graph of Windows 7 positive and negative tweets

30-day line graph of Windows 7 positive and negative tweets

Even while the excitement level may be dwindling, there’s some good news buried within this little graph. Overall, there’s more positive activity going on than negative.

Here’s a few more examples of the tweets that people are making:

Oh my goodness. I LOVE Windows 7!!! (So far) – by @andireid

Windows 7 is awesome. Im stoked to use it tomorrow. :) – by @bassplayer2008

and from the other camp:

Time to downgrade my Windows 7 from Ultimate to Professional. Fail. – by @gearvosh

Apparently to upgrade to Windows 7 from XP you first need to upgrade to Vista. Holy fail. Ridiculous. – by @samelaanderson

Warranted or not, it’s what people are saying.


Too much data can get overwhelming though, which is why a central part of review’d is the review’d score. As we mentioned briefly once before, the review’d score is our own little gauge at how well things are going over time. If people are being more positive, up it goes. More negative? Down it falls. You get the jist. So with that, we’ll let you know that the latest review’d score for past week puts Windows 7 at a 63. How does that fair? Well, to put it in perspective, Twitter darling Zappos is cruising at a 92 while State Farm is at a whopping 6.

If Windows 7 comes up over the bird this Thanksgiving, you’re now armed with a little more perspective. Does it trump all the cool offerings from Apple? That’s for you do decide.

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Get the weather sent to you via Twitter17 Nov

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We’re pleased to announce @weather_tweets. It’s a service from us here at review’d that allows you to get the weather forecast sent to you via direct message on Twitter up to two times daily.

To sign up, simply go to and click the sign up link. From there, we’ll ask you to set up a quick profile that gives us the info we need in order to send you the weather forecast. You’ll tell us the time(s) and zip code — we’ll send you the tweets.

For many people, Twitter is used as a dashboard to get news, stay in touch with friends and colleagues, and to get useful information sent to you automatically. We recognized that there was a void in weather services on Twitter and felt like doing our bit to make a contribution to the Twitterverse. Now instead of needing to go to a dedicated weather forecast site each morning (or wait for Al Roker to tell us what’s going on in our neck of the woods), just check Twitter.

Also, since you have the ability to set notification settings for direct messages (DMs) within your Twitter profile, you can choose whether or not you want these passed along via e-mail and/or text message to your phone.

Traveling? No problem. Quickly log back in and update the zip code in your profile to the location you’ll be and @weather_tweets will take note and start giving you that venue’s weather forecast.

As of right now, we’re only able to provide you with the U.S. weather based on data from your friends at NOAA.

So what does this have to do with review’d? Nothing directly other than the fact that we love knowing what the weather’s going to be before venturing out in downtown Newburyport. But hey, you have to admit that it can get a little stormy inside Twitter now and again.

We hope you enjoy! Let us know what you think.

Oh, don’t forget to tell your followers on Twitter and Facebook about how they can get the weather too!

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