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Is Social Media Data Predictive? A Comparison Of Polls & Sentiment Analysis

Posted by Malcolm De LeoWednesday, November 2, 2011, 9:00 am 1 Comment
Malcolm De Leo has been doing a bang-up job lately of using social media analysis as a tool to understand current events. From the Netflix debacle to the 2012 Presidential Race, over on his Innovation Muse-ings blog he has been showing just how far you can stretch the basic metrics of buzz, sentiment, and intensity to generate insight. In this post he teams up with Professor Mitch Lovett of the University of Rochester to examine the correlation between social media data and traditional polling: the results are intriguing to say the least.
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