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Twitter mood swings predict the Stock Market


Indiana, 14.10.2010

Johan Bollen and colleagues at Indiana University have successfully shown that the emotions displayed on twitter can be related to the performance of the Dow Jones!


Using two mood tracking tools, one of which is the Google-Profile of Mood States  (where the moods are Calm, Alert, Sure, Vital, Kind and Happy) they have discovered that the calmness indicator is a good predictor of whether the Dow Jones goes up or down between 2 and 6 days later.
 
Definitely something to keep an eye on...

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