On the Predictability of the U . S . Elections through Search Volume Activity

@inproceedings{Lui2011OnTP,
  title={On the Predictability of the U . S . Elections through Search Volume Activity},
  author={Catherine Lui and Panagiotis Takis Metaxas and Eni Mustafaraj},
  year={2011}
}
In recent years several researchers have reported that the volume of Google Trends and Twitter chat over time can be used to predict several kinds of social and consumer metrics. From the success of new movies before their release to the marketability of consumer goods to the prediction of voting results in the recent 2009 German elections, Google Trends and Twitter message volume have been treated as indispensable tools for not only recording current social trends, but even for predicting the… CONTINUE READING
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