TweetQuake, from Sune Lehmann and colleagues

A sign of the future - tweets travelling faster than an earthquake so that you would read about it before you feel it. Read the original post here and then check out the amusing video made by twitter in response. TweetQuake, from Sune Lehmann and colleagues

Twitter mood predicts the stock market

Twitter mood predicts the stock market The original article is here uploaded on the 14th of October. Back in June I was toying with the idea of doing twitter surveillance to predict health outcomes in populations as part of my research and, of course, a side project would have been on the go for predicting the … Continue reading Twitter mood predicts the stock market

Blogs and tweets could predict the future

Asimov was right - again. I wonder who will be Hari Seldon. From New Scientist: “Movement of the S&P 500 can be predicted with some degree of accuracy using a model that extrapolates from the past three days’ prices. Gilbert and Karahalios found that when the Anxiety Index rose sharply, the S&P 500 ended the … Continue reading Blogs and tweets could predict the future

From SMH: “Britain’s Daily Mail reported Sunday that an iPhone 4 recall was underway, but don’t believe it. The UK publication’s source was a tweet from a fake Steve Jobs Twitter account. Apple hasn’t announced any plans to recall its new phone.” I would love to see the original article!

Surprise, surprise – politicians use twitter to promote themselves

Please excuse the sarcastic heading. It will come as no surprise that twitter is used as a promotional tool by politicians. In this case, a study shows that politicians in the congress of the USA are mostly using twitter to point to stories, blogs and other things that are about themselves.Surprise, surprise - politicians use … Continue reading Surprise, surprise – politicians use twitter to promote themselves