Holy cow, I wrote a book!
it's time for Raymond to come up with an
filling out his NCAA bracket.
I look at the number of followers of of the basketball team's
official Twitter account, or
one tenth of the number of followers of the
school's athletic department if the school's basketball team
does not have its own dedicated Twitter account.
The fraction 1/10 is completely arbitrary,
but that's what makes this algorithm
And yes, counting fans also includes people who
hatewatch the team.
I accept this,
because if a lot of people hate a team,
it's probably because they're "too good."
This works similarly to last year's algorithm based on
but now I'm using Twitter
Facebook is for old people.
That may be why last year's predictions were so awful.
Once the field has been narrowed to four teams, the results
by a coin flip.
(I should be doing this when the field reduced to eight teams
rather than four, but I've been doing it wrong for so long,
it's now a tradition.
Oh, and if you need some advice on how to fill out your bracket,
you can watch
Slate's Mike Pesca fill out his.
Okay, maybe he's not giving advice,
so the whole if/then thing was a bit of a lie.
Chris Wilson has actual advice.