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July 31, 2010

Tracking the National Mood Through Twitter

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By NICK BILTON, New York Times

A Twitter mood map, showing emotions at 4 a.m. East Coast time. Greener areas indicate happiness, red ones unhappiness. If you’re happy and you know it, and you really want to show it, send a tweet. By gauging the mood of messages on Twitter, a group of researchers from the Northeastern University College of Computer and Information Sciences, along with researchers from Harvard Medical School, set out to determine how happy or sad Americans are at different times of the day and week.

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