Tweetminster is a site that enables the visitor to analyse tweets on politics. Sounds boring I know! However, I have found it to be interesting. Why?
It seems to be possible to make predictions on the outcome of certain events. For instance predicting the revenue of box office films as reported in this BBC article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8612292.stm
The same (they say) may be possible for the upcoming UK election in May. Take a look at the Tweetminster Predicts section at the top of the Tweetminster page. There is even a realtime sentiment tracker!
SOMETHING I NOTICED
I did notice something though – that the conservatives in Plymouth do not use Twitter! Or if they do, then it is hard to find their Twitter pages! How short-sighted is that? If having an online presence is important, then labour and the liberal democrats seem to be ahead of the game.
I’m certainly fascinated with statistics and very intrigued as to whether a site like Tweetminster can accurately predict the outcome of the election based on Tweets!
I’ll be watching it closely :-)