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Predicting our Next President with Social Media

Predicting our Next President with Social Media

Nov 5, 2012

The idea that we can use social media chatter to predict the future is not a new one. The sheer size of networks like Facebook and Twitter mean that if nothing else, social media can provide researchers with limited funding a large sampling of data that can be sorted and organized quickly with algorithms. Everything from trends in the stock market to future...

Facebook IPO: Dollars and Sense

Facebook IPO: Dollars and Sense

May 16, 2012

Facebook’s IPO is scheduled to hit the market Friday. It has been a long time coming; the Palo Alto based tech social networking site has eluded Wall Street much longer than tech startups are supposed to.   Now it seems the only reason that they’re taking this step is because they’ve grown too big to keep their financial information private and no...

5 Up and Coming Blogs you May Have Missed

5 Up and Coming Blogs you May Have Missed

Mar 16, 2012

Do you remember that feeling as a kid when you walked down the cereal aisle?  It was overwhelming, at times, with two aisles stacked five shelves high that stretched from one end of the store to the other. Finding the right box could prove very time-consuming and not everyone had the luxury of patient parents.  Some cereals were too boring, others too sweet,...

5 Reasons Twitter Can’t Fail

5 Reasons Twitter Can’t Fail

Feb 29, 2012

In 2005 no one saw the demise of MySpace coming. Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation had just spent $580 million buying the property, which at the time looked like the hottest thing since Microsoft. A year after News Corp took over MySpace became the most visited website on the Internet, and that was around the time that they jumped the shark. The technology...

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