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Archive for April, 2010

Facebook games and why they are popular

What has the popular Facebook games in common? And what is the future of this development in pervasive gaming, – “earn credits when taking the bus and pay less in tax?” as Jesse Schell suggests.

Carnegie Mellon University Professor, Jesse Schell, dives into a world of game development which will emerge from the popular “Facebook Games” era:

Link to video

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Twitter helps predict the future

This is from The Technicum:

The chatter in Twitter can accurately predict the box-office revenues of upcoming movies weeks before they are released. In fact, Tweets can predict the performance of films better than market-based predictions, such as Hollywood Stock Exchange, which have been the best predictors to date.

It is of course not only for movie predictions, but

This method can be extended to a large panoply of topics, ranging from the future rating of products to agenda setting and election outcomes. At a deeper level, this work shows how social media expresses a collective wisdom which, when properly tapped, can yield an extremely powerful and accurate indicator of future outcomes.

The research can be read in this pdf: Predicting the Future With Social Media.

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