Measuring Real Time Public Opinion With Twitter
They already have. Check out our site, http://trendistic.com/ . We have been tracking trends on Twitter for the past year, and we've seen all sorts of phenomena, from grassroots campaigns:
5o get-followers-quick spam, politics, etc.
(click anywhere on the chart to see what people were saying at the time).
Safest Seat on a Plane, Or How to Survive a Crash
Obviously it depends on how much you fly. So far this year I've flown 27 segments (take offs and landings) on work assignments. I wonder what's the average per person.