My new book, Pulse: The New Science of Harnessing Internet Buzz to Track Threats and Opportunities, just came in the mail. Amazon says it is available now and it should be on bookstore shelves in a day or two.
This book seems to generate the most excitement of all of my books so far. When I explain the idea of using Internet data mining to forecast major economic and social trends, people at the seminars where I speak are universally intrigued. Sam Savage, author of The Flaw of Averages, told me “This may be your biggest book yet”. That seemed to be bolstered by the fact that Publisher’s Weekly put Pulse in its “PW’s Top 10: Business & Economics” for the spring of 2011. So I’m cautiously optimistic.
The book is coming out earlier than the originally planned release, so we are all rushing to make sure the accompanying site is up soon. It will have a lot of interesting functionality, so be sure to check it out sometime after April 21st.