The news knows it
September 7, 2011 9:17 AM Subscribe
posted by nomisxid (12 comments total)
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, an emerging field of study that applies climate-modeling levels of supercomputing power towards predicting human behavior, using "computerized analysis of vast digital book archives, offering novel insights into the functioning of human society", has been tried with digital news archives.
They claim to have predicted, after the fact, the Arab Spring and the location of Osama bin Laden.
I found the breakdown of humanity into six distinct "news cultures" most interesting, graphically representing the sometimes insular nature of news coverage. [pdf