Twitter prediction theory in the Alberta elections: Nenshi by a country mile in Calgary and Iveson breaks away to increase his lead in Edmonton.
A Twitter prediction theory suggests Nenshi will run away with Calgary and Diotte is closing the gap on leader Iveson.
Pollsters breathed a collective sigh of relief last night. They were right; Twitter was wrong.
Two weeks in to the Calgary and Edmonton mayoral races, my Twitter experiment suggests Naheed Nenshi and Don Iveson are holding their leads despite losing some share of mentions.
I’m now expanding the test of Twitter as a predictor of election outcomes to include the mayoral races in Edmonton and Calgary.