Wednesday, January 13, 2010

If You're Happy Then THEY Know It!

According to two University of Vermont mathematicians, Twitter CAN gauge the mood of millions of people around the world. Peter Dodds and Chris Danforth have built a program, that plows through nearly 1,000 tweets a minute....identifying commonly used words amongst the thousands of tweets.

Some of the findings? A couple of the happiest days on record (so far) are Christmas Day and New Years Eve. The saddest....was the day Michael Jackson died, June 25, 2009.
Believe it or not, Mondays often come out as the second happiest day of the week (people are still thinking about their awesome weekend)....while Wednesdays often turn up as the saddest day of the week.

Happy Tweeting!