Social Prediction

Here’s a fun little tool. I’m not sure how to relate it to online advertising, but I’m sure you can figure something out. The website is called TWOCrowds, and it’s billed as a social prediction website. The concept is fairly simple – use mass opinion to predict and determine the outcome of future events.

I’m not sure how effective this is going to be because I find public opinion of future trends tends to become more accurate with fewer people, but hey it might be fun.

TWOCrowds Logo

From TWOCrowds:

Welcome to TWOCrowds, a social predicting website. Here, you can share your predictions with the world and see how many others are of a similar mind and what they, in turn, predict will happen. You can add your predictions about anything:

  • Politics (X will be the next President of the US)
  • Sports (Team Y will win the Super Bowl or the World Series)
  • Technology (Google or Yahoo will buy or merge with Company Z)
  • Entertainment (Movie A or Actress B will win an Oscar)

… and so on. One of the goals of this website is to see how good all of us are, as a group, about predicting the future.