Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Finding Utility in the Jumble of Tweeted Thoughts

Finding Utility in the Jumble of Tweeted Thoughts - NYTimes.com

From the April 13, 2009, New York Times.
Thanks to Mia Price for pointing this out
... taken collectively, the stream of messages can turn Twitter into a surprisingly useful tool for solving problems and providing insights into the digital mood. By tapping into the world’s collective brain, researchers of all kinds have found that if they make the effort to dig through the mundane comments, the live conversations offer an early glimpse into public sentiment —
and even help them shape it.

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