Facebook Replaces Paul The Octopus

Paul the Octopus, the World Cup predicting cephalopod, has passed to his watery grave, but don’t fret. If you still need an oracle, there’s always Facebook. It turns out that Facebook was a good predictor¬†of how the House of Representatives elections would play out. Based on the number of people who became fans of the candidates before the election, Facebook managed to predict 74% of the winners. Sure Alan Grayson of Florida lost¬†despite having about six times as many Facebook fans, that’s because people thought his buttons said “Hike.”

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