Twitter Used to Psychoanalyze Entire Nation

July 26, 2010

Analysis of the words used in tweets in an attempt to gauge the public mood around the country has unearthed some interesting findings.

This article originally appeared at Medgadget.com, part of the HCPLive network.

A team from Northeastern University and Harvard Medical School has been analyzing words used in tweets by American users in an attempt to gauge the public mood around the country. What they discovered was that users on the West Coast seem to be quite a bit jollier than those on the East Coast. It is not clear whether the data was collected during the summer or winter months and accordingly adjusted, for that surely would affect the readings.

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