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Predicting trending topics on Twitter with 95% accuracy


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"At the Interdisciplinary Workshop on Information and Decision in Social Networks at MIT in November, Associate Professor Devavrat Shah and his student, Stanislav Nikolov, will present a new algorithm that can, with 95 percent accuracy, predict which topics will trend an average of an hour and a half before Twitter's algorithm puts them on the list — and sometimes as much as four or five hours before."

At first I thought they had some kind of sorcery.

But really they just have a more efficient tweet analysis algorithm.

Too bad there's no way to use it to make money!

There are a few:

Sell it to Twitter.

Sell the data to traders and analysts.

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