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In more predictable news, it also turns out that the interwebs has an opinion on the matter.
According to the aptly-named Twitter Sentiment app, which uses various algorithms to gauge positive and negative public sentiment surrounding keywords across the web, 62% of the feelings expressed around the phrase ‘Dodgers bankruptcy’ were positive and 38% were negative. A search for‘Dodgers’ returns an almost evenly split 51% negative and 49% positive divide.
Conversely, Twitrratr registered 85% neutral sentiment around the phrase ‘Dodgers’, along with 8.07% positive sentiment and 6.28% negative. And, interestingly, whatdoestheinternetthink.comshowed an overwhelmingly 84% negative opinion about the phrase ‘Dodgers’ in the wake of the news, a number the site came to by crawling Google for sentiment.
So, sarcastically shockingly enough, the interwebs might not agree on what exactly the public sentiment surrounding this announcement is — even when competing bots are crawling the same set of search results. But, at least we have sports commentators to tell us what we should really think. And fortunately, a lot of them weighed in on Twitter after the news broke.
My personal favorite? Blogger Mike Petriello‘s reaction: “As a Dodger fan, this whole mess is beyond embarrassing, but as a blogger I do appreciate all of the quality material it generates.”