My old job analyzing social media (mainly Twitter) at Adly disappeared after it was acquired and I started working at Vixlet. Vixlet’s aim is to connect people with what they are passionate about, which to date has been mainly music (Slipknot) and sports (baseball, football, and tennis). My role there is to do R&D and analytics. It’s been a productive 2.5 months so far and I’ve had a lot of fun (i got to go to London to the Barclay’s ATP tennis tournament for work!). We started a site, labs.vixlet.com to show demos from our work. One demo is the “Passion Bot”, a dialog agent to talk about a user’s passions. Another was a visualization of Twitter traffic about tennis during the Barclay’s ATP tournament. Another demo was a chatbot for tennis trivia.