New Web Site Measures Global Happiness

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I think I'll just keep my opinion to myself this time and let you guys decide what you think of all this.

A paid team of volunteers from Amazon's Mechanical Turk service analyzed 10,000 of the most-used English words on Twitter, assigning a numerical value to the happiness level of key emotional words, such as "sad," "party," "scary," and "win." Each day, the tool crawls through the random tweets -- some 100 million words -- for these key terms, tallying up the overall score.
 

dgz

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Nothing global about it. It even says so in the article despite its title.
 

tjmagneto

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I wonder how many Tweets it would take to intentionally skew the results to one's choosing.
 

Rahh

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Twitter generally makes twitter users unhappy over a span of time confirmed.
 
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