Splunk and Rock the Vote Partner on U.S. Election Social Media
Splunk(R) Software Powers Real-Time Window Into Online Social Media
Conversation on Rock the Vote Website
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/03/12 -- Splunk Inc.
(NASDAQ: SPLK), the leading provider of software for real-time
operational intelligence, today announced a partnership with Rock the
Vote to allow young voters who get a majority of their news via
social media to better follow and understand the online conversation
around the U.S. presidential election. Rock the Vote and Splunk's
corporate social responsibility initiative, Splunk4Good, worked
together to build a visualization, which will display a unique set of
real-time political data about President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney
from today through Election Day, November 6, 2012. The visualization
built on Splunk software is on the Rock the Vote home page.
A key component of Rock the Vote's mission is ensuring that the
concerns and issues important to young people are part of the
national political conversation. Having a real-time window into those
concerns will help ensure that the presidential candidates hear about
the issues that matter most to young voters.
"Rock the Vote has always embraced technology as a tool for engaging
young people in the political process," said Heather Smith,
president, Rock the Vote. "Young people are by far the most likely
segment of the population to use social media tools, and displaying
the digital conversation right on our home page shows the key issues
and content that young people are concerned about right now in this
election cycle. We're thrilled to work with Splunk to better
highlight the issues important to younger voters during the 2012
To create the visualization, Splunk software is analyzing tweets that
have hashtags related to the election. The data is then provided in a
constantly changing election hashcloud that shows the top terms
linked to the candidates. Rock the Vote anticipates that this unique
tool will be useful to individual voters, organizations and media
seeking insight into the national political conversation.
"Democratizing data is a rallying cry for Splunk developers, so we
are very pleased to help Rock the Vote better fulfill its mission to
raise awareness around election issues," said Christy Wilson, vice
president of product operations, Splunk. "Splunk4Good is all about
giving access to Splunk software for nonprofits and social value
programs. We are pleased that the Splunk4Good program could be part
of something as important as choosing the next U.S. president."
Learn more now about Splunk4Good as well as how other non-profit
organizations are benefitting with Splunk software.
About Rock the Vote
Rock the Vote's mission is to engage and build
political power for young people in our country. Using music, popular
culture, new technologies, and grassroots organizing for more than 20
years, Rock the Vote has registered more than 5 million young people,
including a record-shattering 2.25 million registration downloads in
the historic 2008 election. As the tidal wave of Millennial
Generation voters continues to establish its power at the polls, Rock
the Vote will register millions more young people and make their
About Splunk Inc.
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the machine-generated big data coming from the websites,
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analyze, visualize and act on massive streams of real-time and
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