Here's an NBA Playoffs Bracket Based on Twitter Mentions

Friday April 18th, 2014

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Just two days after declaring the Pittsburgh Penguins Stanley Cup Champions, the data analysts at Twitter have turned their attention to the NBA. Using the same measurement system -- counting the number of mentions each team gets on Twitter -- they determined that the Miami Heat would take home the (Twitter) championship this year. I'd be interested to see how accurate these kinds of calculations are for the regular season. I have a feeling that my Denver Nuggets wouldn't do too well -- it's hard to Tweet about your favorite team with a paper bag over your head.

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