Study finds more tweets means more votes for political candidates

An Indiana University study found that the percentage of votes for Republican and Democratic candidates in 2010 and 2012 races for the US House of Representatives could be predicted by the percentage of tweets that mentioned those candidates — and it didn’t matter whether the tweets were positive or negative. «Our findings show there is massive, untapped reliable data out there that can give insights into public opinion.»

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-08/iu-…


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