– Twitter data may be able to pre­dict rep­re­sen­ta­tive state polls of sup­port for pres­i­den­tial can­di­dates for states, days, or smaller regions and time periods when polling is unavailable. (watch out Nate Silver!) [from research by North­eastern Uni­ver­sity polit­ical sci­en­tist Nicholas Beauchamp; the paper is here.]

 

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