Can Twitter predict the success of a movie? http://bit.ly/blPtoA Probably only major releases, rather than indie films.
Analyzing data is always interesting. While it seems that this algorithm can predict the success of a movie it would seem that:
a) The prediction of success happens way too late in the process to make any real difference; and
b) It seems to only work with big-name “tent-pole” movies – the ‘blockbusters’.
So, while it’s interesting, I don’t see how it’s relevant except as an indicator of what can be derived from large pools of data, and that interests me.