Archive for October, 2010

“Calmness” before the Dow Up Tick

“Calmness”, an emotional state that was analyzed from over 9 million Tweets, predicted the direction of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, with an 87.6% accuracy rate – four days ahead of time. Hard to believe? Listen to this NPR: All Things Considered report by Guy Raz interviewing Johan Bollen about his just released study, Twitter […]

Whazup – with them texts?

How did we get from a time when our earliest ancestors had to pack a lunch and roam around looking for someone to talk to, to 10,000 texts a month? Let’s do some math: Average month – 30.42 days 10,000 texts per month; 329 per day; 18 per hour (18 hour day – everyone sleeps); […]