Thursday, July 22, 2010
How happy is the nation?
A recent study by researchers from Northeastern University and Harvard University of twitter data has given us an interesting look into the nations moods. With a simple idea in mind we are able to see how moods fluctuate of those who tweet over a 24 hour period. Words are given a rating, Happy or sad and with the resulting data the scientists were able to see how moods naturally fluctuated in zones through out the day and through out the week. Sundays are a high point for most, with Thursday being the down point in the week pointing to the 5 day work week of many.