7 November 2012

Statistics, big data and neutral mathematical models are the big winners of #Election2012

After months of anticipation, over 31 million tweets, one million votes and weeks of campaigning, Barack Obama, beat Romney (did we ever doubt it?) to be re-elected US President for four more years. No surprise for this ‘Twitter election’, as the results were announced, the tweet stream went into frenzy, hitting a peak of 327,452 Tweets per minute. What did …

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6 November 2012

Will social media votes count in #Election2012?

Later today, November 6th 2012,  we will finally find out if social media has predicted the outcome of the 2012 US Presidential election, dubbed by many the ‘Twitter election’.  Obama had a much trumpeted social media presence back in his 2008 election campaign, but this is the first election where both candidates have had very active presences, and a clear …

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