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Awesome: Twitter Can Predict The Future

Via Telegraph:
Can Twitter predict the future? Scientists in California appear to think so. Between November last year and January this year they used their analysis of tweets to successfully predict the box office performance of several films. [...] As someone points out in the comments, it’s possible that this could be exploited once people become aware of it. However, doing so would require a massive effort for no real reward.

Looks like the Magic 8-Ball might be out of a job. . . - Greg Pollowitz

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