Things being predicted by social media
Posted by Scott on April 8, 2010
It seems like there’s been a flurry of predictive uses of social media, so I thought I’d compile the one’s I’ve seen recently that are reasonably successful. I’m sure there are more. There is diversity, even in this short list: entertainment, finance, politics – things with measurable outcomes decided by the general public (e.g., elections rather than sports).
- American Idol
- The stock market
- Box office revenues
- Elections, UK
- Elections, Germany
- Political opinion polls, U.S.