Hunch Homes in on Who You Are
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
It took 39 questions for the Hunch Twitter Predictor to make a wrong guess about me. The question was, "Have you ever ridden a Segway?" Yes, in fact, I have.
"We call it a 'stunt' internally. It's a fun way to show off the accuracy of our data," Hunch co-founder Chris Dixon told CNET about the Twitter Predictor, a new tool that takes a look at your Twitter network in an attempt to figure out as much as it can about you. Start-up Hunch launched the prediction tool earlier this month and racked up about 20,000 visitors in its first weekend. Many of those who tried it out and, in turn, tweeted about it, had a similar reaction: It's scarily accurate.
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