News Before its News – The New Digitally Connected World

Looking for a good article for stats class discussion to talk about how the digital world is changing the world?  An article in the Wall Street Journal Aug. 27, 2014 talks about how Tweets and data miners can work together to get you the news before the news services.  In the opening example, a stock market moving event is reported to “dataminr” followers before the market started to move.  Now that could be cash in the bank!

Check out the full article at http://on.wsj.com/1vNwxIj   If you have trouble getting connected, go to my Tweet, see link below right on this page.

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