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February 21, 2013

Well it makes me feel good that I live in Winchester – known locally as Funchetser, however statistics particularly with small population sizes are very dubious, all the same i’ll take it for now and i’ll look out for the sweeter tweeters in Funchester

WTVR.com

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR/CNN) – Richmond is not a happy place — at least that’s what our tweets indicate.

Researchers at the University of Vermont sifted through more than 10 million geotagged tweets from 2011 to map out the moods of Americans in urban areas. They ranked the locations based on frequency of positive and negative words using the Mechanical Turk Language Assessment word list.

The list includes 10,000 words that have been rated on a scale 1 to 10 according to how “happy” they are. On the lower end of the scale are negative words such as mad, hate, no, boo, smoke and jail, as well as a colorful and thorough assortment of expletives.

Happy words include the omnipresent LOL and haha, as well as good, nice, sleep and wine, and food or beach related words. According to the list, rainbow is one of the happiest words and earthquake is…

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2 Comments
  1. I wonder how NZ would rate.? Quite often I tend to bitch about something when I tweet – which suggests i am unhappy but believe anyway that this is not the case

    • No you’re definitely a moaner Marcus! I think NZ is about average maybe a little above. Cheers mate 🙂

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