londrum - 8:39 pm on Jul 29, 2010 (gmt 0)
how can they read the future by monitoring twitter, and the like?
take that iranian demo they had a while back, when everyone took to the streets. they had a big crackdown and people had to get the story out on twitter.
if they monitored it then, what would they have found? that a big demonstration was going on, and riots, thats all. they would have discovered what had already happened.
but how could they tell which way it would end up? the demo was put down in the end.
unless the president happened to twitter the notes of his meeting, i dont see how you can predict the future.