Discover Trending Energy Policy
Learn how separate the signal from the noise with Insight Engine™ "Trending"
Updated over a week ago
There are over 130,000 bills, 50,000 dockets and 10,000 committee documents that are published every year and available in Insight Engine™, which can make finding the content most relevant to you feel overwhelming. Here’s how our trending feature can help:
· Discover what you didn't know that you didn't know and see what is trending across the country with one click
· Quickly refine an search using a "trending" filter
Think of trending as a policy crowdsourcing feature. It allows you to examine what other users across the industry consider important and enables you to see which bills or dockets have had a lot of recent activity.
To identify trending content, simply look for the teal upward trending arrow in your search results.
You can also hover your cursor over the teal arrow to see a more detailed explanation of a particular trending score: (Learn how a trending score is calculated.)
Here’s how to get the most out of the trending feature. From the search view, select the trending workspace to quickly see all of the trending bills, dockets, or committees. Search within the trending tab to limit your searches to only the trending results.
Alternatively, any search can be filtered or sorted using the trending score. To filter,
use the "limit to" dropdown menu on the search dashboard. You can limit your results from any search to only show the results that are currently trending.
To sort, use the "Sort By" menu to sort your results from the most trending to the least or the least trending to the most.
Trending score calculation
Bills, dockets, and committees can have a trending score between 0-100. The higher the score the more active, popular, and/or recent the issue is.
Let’s examine those three factors:
1. Popularity: The volume of anonymous interactions (favorites, clicks, etc.) observed on Insight Engine™ for a given bill or docket.
2. Activity: The volume of activity observed for a given bill or docket relative to the average. For example, the number of actions on a bill or the number of filings submitted for a docket.
3. Recency: How recently has the change in the Popularity or Activity occurred. Over one month? One day? The last 90 days?
Below are examples of how popularity, activity, and recency interconnect to produce a trending score.
· Example 1: A bill that has been favorited 10 times in the last week will have a higher trending score than a bill that has been favorited 10 times in the last month.
· Example 2: A docket that has been favorited 10 times in the last month and has 50 new filings in the last week will have a higher trending score than a docket that has been favorited 10 times in the last month and has 50 new filings in the last 90 days.
In summary, trending can be a great way to see what other Insight Engine™ users across the industry consider important. It is also an indicator of how active a bill or docket has been. In the vast sea of legislative and regulatory activity, trending can help you zoom in on the most relevant information.