Automated Insights, the venture-backed digital media company formerly known as StatSheet, automatically transforms data into content – think interactive applications and things like data-driven news articles, charts and whatnot.
Lately, Automated Insights’s been making waves with its extensive network of sports-related websites. For an example, check out the StatSheet MLB website.
Today, the company is debuting a website in an effort to showcase “all the cool stuff they are doing with Twitter”. Dubbed Stat.us (amusingly, the name @Jack Dorsey gave Twitter before it became Twitter), the new website aims to allow sports fans to follow just what they are interested in.
The site was born partially out of frustration with Twitter’s limited filtering capabilities, Automated Insights founder Robbie Allen told me. Basically, Stat.us aggregates Twitter accounts for every NFL, NBA, MLB, NCAA Basketball and NCAA Football team in the United States, and populates them with live play-by-play updates, score updates, statistics and analysis.
Another cool part of Stat.us is the Twitter Fantasy Tracker, where users can create a Twitter list with the specific accounts from the players on their Fantasy football team. Here’s Allen’s list if you’d like to get a better idea of what Automated Insights is trying to do.
At present, StatSheet’s Twitter network boasts over 250,000 followers, and Allen tells me Automated Insights has gathered over 2 billion relevant statistics in a proprietary database to date.
The statistics for Stat.us are provided by StatSheet’s official stats provider, sports wire service The Sports Network.
StatSheet is the sports subsidiary of Automated Insights. The StatSheet Sports Network (www.statsheet.com) was built to showcase the potential of Automated Insights’ automated content production and publishing platform. The StatSheet sports network is comprised of 417 fully automated web sites, 500 + Android, iPad and iPhone mobile apps, 2000+ Twitter accounts and 400 Facebook pages covering every team in the NFL, MLB, NBA and NCAA Division I College Basketball and Football. The StatSheet Sports Network is comprised...
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