Predicting Elections with Twitter
Before you get on your horses:
- I read the article about You Can’t Use Twitter to Predict Election Results.
- I also read the paper from Daniel Gayo-Avello from the University of Oviedo (Spain) in which he states that all past twitter election ‘predictions’ were either not really predictions, or flawed in some way (see p. 2).
- “Recommendations for Future Research regarding Electoral Predictions using Twitter Data” (p. 3), and
- “Core Lines of Future Research” (p. 4).