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If You're Happy and You Know It: Researchers Trail Twitter to Track World's Mood Swings


September 29, 2011

image of a man sleeping on a table Using Twitter to monitor the attitudes of 2.4 million people in 84 countries, Cornell University researchers found that people all over the world awaken in a good mood, but globally that cheer soon deteriorates once the workday progresses. Full Story

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