Social Media Predicts Nobel Prize Winners, Your Next Roommate [Podcast]

By Devon Glenn 

On today’s edition of the Morning Media Menu, GalleyCat editor Jason Boog turned to social media to find the answers to puzzling questions, like which novelist should win the Nobel Prize this year and how to find a roommate online.

We discussed the news that the OKCupid dating site is testing a roommate matching service, and suggested some other uses for the matchmaking hub.

We also talked about some high-brow gamblers who have used this website to place bets on Haruki Murakami’s odds of winning the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday.

Finally, we talked about how irritating it is being fooled by Facebook scams disguised as status updates from friends. We took a look at a new app that can catch 97 percent of the malware that’s lurking on Facebook.

Press play below to listen. The show was hosted by GalleyCat editor Jason Boog. Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Image by prapass via Shutterstock. Music by Kevin MacLeod.