Spend Quality Index

Is council spend on a service proportional to the social media <3 it receives?

No_avatar_small Submitted by Gary Green
National Hack the Government
What are your ideas to code a better country?

Steps could be:

  1. Take the budget figures for a specific council service (eg Fakeshire Council Llibrary Service)

  2. Collect all mentions of Fakeshire's Library Service across various social media channels, extracting the user sentiment ie happy; unhappy.

  3. Do the same for all Library Services across England.

  4. Produce a sliding scale of happiness with the services based on funding & sentiment.

Could possibly use CIPFA annual library stats:

http://www.cipfastats.net/news/newsstory.asp?content=14508

& sentiment analysis API's:

http://www.programmableweb.com/apitag/?q=sentiment

NB: I know this isn't a strict scientific investigation, but it would be interesting to see what the results are.