There's a flurry of activity in development of technologies, tools and platforms to help investors predict future events using social media. Recorded Future hosted a webcast yesterday demonstrating its platform. This fertile ground will continue to be the subject of more research and investment (heck, I wrote an entire book on it). I interviewed Recorded Future on my podcast, Recording the Future Using Social Media. While the user interface isn't yet going to win very many individual investors over, the company is making a lot of headway in working with institutional investors on more customized solutions.