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Twitter Predictions: the future is just 140 characters away

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… (by the U.S government no less) and accused of starting revolutions. From Lady Gaga to the Pope, everybody tweets.

For a Web 2.0 giant, Twitter’s functionality is surprisingly basic. But (like Ikea furniture and Forest Gump) Twitter’s simplicity is its strength. Everyday tweeters create a vast, searchable dataset of thoughts and opinions – a 140-character global mood meter. Far from being mere “cyber-babble” our collective tweets contain valuable information: what movies …

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