Quantcast

Latest Chris Danforth Stories

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
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
Related