By Jeff Bercovici With all the noise around tomorrow's Facebook IPO, it can be hard to pick out the meaningful signals from the cacophony. DataSift, a social data platform company, looked at what Twitter users are saying to get a sense of current attitudes toward the social network and its coming-out party. The conclusion: People are generally pretty well-disposed toward Facebook and have mostly positive feelings about the IPO. Their feelings toward Eduardo Saverin are another story. To reach that conclusion, DataSift's analysts crunched 166,247 interactions occurring May 4-16 by 73,284 different users, weighing both the objective content of the tweets (eg. what keywords they contained or what articles they linked to) and their overall subjective tone â¿¿ positive, negative or neutral. Here's the overall breakdown. Although most of the tweets were neutral in tone, of the ones that had a distinct value inflection, about 50% more were positive than negative. That agrees with the findings from another research firm, General Sentiment, which FORBES editor Randall Lane wrote about earlier. Of the negative tweets, a large proportion had to do not with Facebook, its business or the details around the IPO but with Eduardo Saverin, the Facebook co-founder (no longer with the company) who relinquished his U.S. citizenship in order to pay less in tax on his IPO windfall. Two of the three most-tweeted articles about Facebook during the study period were stories about Saverin, one by Bloomberg and one by TechCrunch. You can see more of DataSift's analysis here.