Archive for November 2010
This article about Predicting the Stock market, using twitter written by wired caught my attention today. I had this idea quite a while ago, and was pretty sure it was somewhat accurate, but had no idea that Twitters’ data was “Right” on in it’s predictions.
I’ve had my site Stock Prediction site up for nearly 8 months now, that does exactly what these guys just figured out! I believe what I have is a lot better though, as I am taking in to account peoples ‘Moods’ based on their twitter postings as well as weather in each posters area, and factoring in the Company in questions weather for its offices, and locations. It also has built in triggers to detect bull and bear markets.
Just wanted to share my site with everyone, and also let other developers know, that I am making the source code available at a reasonable cost. If you’re interested, send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out some of my earlier posts about this project:
So, I watched the live broadcast about the new service. Not very impressed for now, it doesn’t seem like anything new, except you can get mail from non facebook users.
It’s basically no different than the facebook messaging system splitting your inbound messages to two folders “important people” and “Not so important people”. They do this by how you previously interacted with people.
I am not very impressed, and wonder why there was so much hype around it.
Well, it’s been over 6 months since I switched over from 1and1.com to Rackspace Cloud. 1and1 still seem to oversell their VPS servers (from what I am reading), and had such a bad experience with them. I have not had any bad experiences as of yet with Rackspace, other than the occasional slow control panel – which is being fixed over the next week or so.
Rackspace, is my favorite Provider – at least for now.