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Twitter’s Happy-sad Meter

Source: CNN

Positive and negative words used in tweets on Twitter were analysed using the Mechanical Turk Language Assessment word list. Hawaii and  Napa, California are listed as the world’s happiest city The project by the University of Vermont, saw researches going through more than 10 million geotagged tweets just to complete the study. The respective tweets were then filtered through the word list, with 10,000 words listed on a happiness scale of 1 to 10. The university’s project illustrates how social networking platforms, such as Twitter, can be good for these surveys.

 

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