Nate Silver. Ever hear of him? No worries, I hadn’t either. But apparently he is a statistical whiz who made a pretty shocking prediction of what the election outcome would be.
Not only does social media play a large role in influencing people’s decision before an election, but it causes things to go viral even after the election. Nate Silver, who used social media as one tool for determining who the predicted victor would be, has been trending after the polls closed. Twitter is an important tool for making predictions, analyzing peoples opinions, spreading new opinions, and solidifying popular trends. Already there are memes being generated and this comparison picture is getting shared around, perhaps you’ve seen it!