Instead of going to a puppet, or some other silly Oscars prognosticator, Zeta Interactive has decided to use their SEO skills and computer research gurus to predict who will win at the Academy Awards this Sunday.

As The Hollywood Reporter shares, the company mined a whopping "200 million online posts, message-board comments, Internet videos" and more to find the "tonal buzz" of each mention. While they don't say exactly where they mined the commentary from, CEO Al DiGuido says it's "from people who are passionate about their moviegoing experience." And this year, everyone's passionate about the Oscars -- 91 percent of the tonal buzz is positive!

Leave it to a computer to pick 'The Social Network' over 'The King's Speech,' but that's only the beginning.
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