Data Science · Data Story

Text Analytics: A Tale of Lengthy WhatsApp Messages!

I don’t know whether it’s just me or every other person feels same, but I really do not like lengthy and “forward-this-to” WhatsApp messages. In fact, I don’t even read them! I think I had this notion that WhatsApp was meant for a quick exchange of, “hello, how was your day?” and not, “The story of the Bamboo”, and “… forward this to twelve people you care about, and twelve blessings will come to you this week” – I quickly move from 😕 to 😡 in milliseconds, like seriously? I remember when I first got the application, I presumed that the founders coined the name after exchanging pleasantries – “WhatsApp” as in “What’s up”, that being the case, the app will basically be used for exchanging pleasantries. After using the application for some time my thought process changed. Continue reading “Text Analytics: A Tale of Lengthy WhatsApp Messages!”

Data Science · Data Story

The days I walk the most, a step at a time.

I guess you must have probably heard of the 10,000 steps/day and that a good walking schedule counts towards a healthier and more active lifestyle. My advice to us (myself too), start walking more, to the market, mall, church, etc. Take the stairs and not the elevator/escalator and indulge in more chores at home –  you’ll be surprised at the number of steps you’ll rack up at the end of the day. You can also buy a pedometer or fitness tracker like Fitbit because, like “they” always say, ” you don’t advance until you realize your current state”, plus chances are the device will encourage you to take 10,000 steps a day. Continue reading “The days I walk the most, a step at a time.”