For people who are missing Paul the Psychic Octopus, there is now another way of predicting the winner of major sports events. Based on internet chatter, social media analysis firm, Infegy has predicted Green Bay Packers to be the winners of tonight’s game. Their application, Social Radar, collects data from millions of sites around the world including blogs, forum posts, news sites and so on.
For people who find it hard to believe, it is worthy to note that discussions over the internet have correctly predicted winners of the Super Bowl for the last four years. According to the site, chatter around Packers was 2% higher than Steelers through out January. Also, fans consistently had more positive discussions about Packers as compared to Steelers.
Does having more fan discussions translate into being a better team and being the winner? We will find the answer out tonight !!
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