Happiness levels captured by Tweets rise logarithmically with distance from our average location, say computer scientists studying Twitter sentiment.
The way sociologists and anthropologists study modern society has changed dramatically in recent years. One of the major advances has been the ability to study human behavior by mining the massive databases from technologies such as mobile phones and social media, such as Twitter. These technologies provide a fire hose of near real-time data about people’s ideas, location and even their feelings.
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