Dove and Twitter Built a Tool to Measure How Positive or Negative Your Tweets Are

#SpeakBeautiful gets personal with customized analysis

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After first teaming up to tackle negative social chatter a year ago, Dove and Twitter are now taking a deeper dive to examine how social media affects self-esteem.

The team launched a new phase of its #SpeakBeautiful campaign at South by Southwest Interactive today with a tool that breaks down which body-related words people use the most and when negative chatter peaks during the day.

"We want to rally one of the most digitally savvy and socially conscious audiences to join the conversation," said Jennifer Bremner, director of marketing for Dove. "Body shaming has sadly become a normal part of today's online interactions, but sometimes we do not realize the role we are playing in that conversation."

Here's how it works: People first retweet a post on Dove's Twitter account tagged with the hashtag #SpeakBeautiful. Dove then automatically responds to the retweet with a link to a custom microsite. The microsite displays personalized Twitter data as a chart and shows how someone's negative tweets stack up to other women.

According to the brand's own research, 80 percent of women come across negative chatter on social media, with 72 percent of girls saying that they are criticized weekly.

Take a look at the screenshots below as an example of the social stats that Dove wants to highlight.




@laurenjohnson Lauren Johnson is a senior technology editor for Adweek, where she specializes in covering mobile, social platforms and emerging tech.