Predicting the Future with Social Media

  title={Predicting the Future with Social Media},
  author={Sitaram Asur and Bernardo A. Huberman},
  journal={2010 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology},
  • S. Asur, B. Huberman
  • Published 29 March 2010
  • Computer Science, Physics
  • 2010 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology
In recent years, social media has become ubiquitous and important for social networking and content sharing. And yet, the content that is generated from these websites remains largely untapped. In this paper, we demonstrate how social media content can be used to predict real-world outcomes. In particular, we use the chatter from to forecast box-office revenues for movies. We show that a simple model built from the rate at which tweets are created about particular topics can… 
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