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Researchers use Twitter to predict crime

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Is there just an overabundance of funds for stupid research these days? Wasn't it just month or two ago that another group of nitwit researchers thought that Twitter would reveal proof of aliens living among us?

Throw some cash my way and I'll conduct a study about how not using Twitter has not affected my life.

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"Go to Blackjack table now. Bet all! " ... we`re getting closer.

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So if I tweet about getting drunk tonight, and a lot of people are talking about getting drunk, we know there are certain crimes associated with those things that produce crimes.

So the algorithm can predict the nights on which there are more people drinking! Wow, its just like Minority Report.

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If this is real, we are getting closer to 1984.

Soon drones will be flying around us policing us.

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