Tracking the nation’s moods using Twitter feeds

Tracking the nation’s moods using Twitter feeds

A computer scientist at Northeastern University in Boston tracked ‘feeling’ words used in Twitter feeds to track moods during the day.  Couple of my own observations:

  • East coast is far more unhappy than the west coast
  • Indiana never gets anything other than unhappy
  • If you are up at 2-4AM in the morning, you’re likely not a happy camper no matter where you are.
  • We all seem to be unhappy around 4pm – that’s when we should strike!
  • SoCal and Florida almost never gets angry as a whole
  • People seem very happy right before work and about 2 hours after work.  I’m surprised there wasn’t a “Happy hour wave” as 5pm moved across the country. 🙂

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