links for 2010-04-11

  • Micro-blogging service Twitter can be used to predict the future box-office takings of blockbuster films, according to researchers at Hewlett Packard (HP).The computer scientists studied 3 million messages – known as tweets – about 25 movies, including Avatar.They found the rate at which messages were produced could be used to accurately predict the box office takings before the film opened.
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