Saturday, August 1, 2009

Blogs, tweets help scientists measure happiness


A group of people celebrate the official start of Barack Obama's term as president on Inauguration Day in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 20. A happiness meter found that the overall happiest days of the last few years were election day (Nov. 4) and President Obama's inauguration (Jan. 20).A "hedonometer," or a device that measures happiness, has been created by scientists. The software collects content from blogs and tweets to zero-in on the happiest and saddest days of the last few years.

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