Happy and we know it

Science Magazine published a piece today framing twitter as a laboratory for research, Social Scientists Wade Into The Tweet Stream, including the above figure showing our hedonometer’s measure of happiness in 2011 as a function of day. Dodds was also interviewed by Science for their weekly podcast, and by Benedict Carey for a New York Times piece, Happy and You Know It? So Are Millions on Twitter.

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3 responses to “Happy and we know it

  1. Mike

    I am curious what was the mood on 9/11…

  2. We see a dip, but not one nearly as big as some of the others shown here.

  3. So, there’s a general pattern that people are happier on weekends. The median rather than the average would be more useful, as the mean is skewed by those abherrent days, those spikes like Feb 14. Overall, I’m happy with this graph.

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