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How Happy is the World Based on People’s Tweets? This Site Will Tell You

Happiness Website

You can tell a lot about a person and his or her moods based on their tweets. Mathematicians Chris Danforth and Peter Dodds and scientists from the University of Vermont and the Mitre Corporation are well aware of that fact and have been working to gauge the world’s happiness based on the Twitter feeds of worldwide users since 2008.

They’ve collaborated to builda a piece of software called the Hedonometer which uses information pulled from Twitter Garden Hose to determine the world’s current happiness level.

The data from Twitter Garden Hose provides their program with a random sample of 10 percent of all tweets. In a way, the moods recorded aren’t representative of all the world’s users, but it still gives you considerable insight, considering the fact that 10 percent is equivalent to millions upon millions of tweets.

Check it out here.

VIA [ C|NET ]