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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.


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adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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