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Twitter Data Used To Calculate Happiness Index
2013-05-03 05:19:49

Many researchers have tried to read Twitter’s tea leaves for insight into a variety of things, including the stock market. Now a team from the University of Vermont is using statistics culled from the popular social networking site to gauge society’s ‘happiness index’ on a day-to-day basis.


Word of the Day
meacock
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).