Guess what: The iPad launch isn’t the only thing happening this weekend. The last two games of the NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament before the finals are going down this Saturday, and the Final Four have been getting lots of buzz on Twitter all week. Which kind of makes us think: Can you use social media as a predictor for tournaments like this one? And if so, who would win, according to the Twitter crowd?
It looks like it all comes down to Duke vs. Butler, at least measured by the number of tweets sent out over the last week, according to data provided by Trendrr. The Duke Blue Devils seem to be slightly more popular with the Twitter crowd, peaking at 44,373 tweets per day at the beginning of this week, but the Butler Bulldogs are following relatively close behind with a peak of 27,638 tweets.