- by impactnow, Blogger
- 10/20/2012 11:05:04 PM
I agree its not mature enough yet but it can provide some good sentiment analysis. It does however still miss wide swaths of the population and we haven't seen any correaltion with actual registered voters.
- by Lyndon_Henry, Blogger
- 10/20/2012 6:40:39 PM
I don't think the metrics on twitter could predict the outcome of the election. Plenty of people like to talk about different issues online but don't vote.
This could be added to the list of factors I itemized in a previous thread in justifying my skepticism about the ultimate predictive accuracy of political analytics. I did mention voter suppression, but voter apathy is clearly a separate issue.
Pollsters do try to target "likely voters" but this seems a very fuzzy category of animals.
- by Michelle, Data Doctor
- 10/16/2012 9:37:01 PM
The debate is on live right now but I'm not tweeting about it. I'm a registered voter with voting history who makes habit of not mentioning politics in social media. I don't think the metrics on twitter could predict the outcome of the election. Plenty of people like to talk about different issues online but don't vote. There are hordes of others who vote but don't participate in social media.
- by BethSchultz, Blogger
- 10/16/2012 2:13:18 PM
So I'm curious, who among us expresses our political opinions via Twitter? Do tell! (Also watch for our next Point/Counterpoint debate, coming tomorrow, as two All Analytics bloggers go head to head over Twitter's value as presidential predictor.
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