Researchers from the University of Vermont mapped out the city’s happiest areas using a complex formula that can pinpoint tweet locations and rate their relative “happiness” and “sadness” based on certain key words.
Key words like "sun" and "yoga" (yay! happy!) and sad words such as "hate" and "hell." (How about "another fucking rent hike"?)
(Also. Tricky: A word like "Woooooo!" could be seen as happy or sad, depending on who is on the receiving end of the Woooooo!, if researchers had actually measured Woooooo!)
The data found that the largest concentration of happy tweets came from the Times Square region. (Tourists: duh)
While most of Manhattan south of Central Park had people tweeting happily, there were pockets of unhappiness in the East Village, Chelsea and the area around City Hall. There were also a large number of sad tweets coming from the area around the United Nations.
No word if researchers measured emoticons.
Yoga doesn't make me happy .
Bet you those "pockets of unhappiness" in the EV coincide with the addresses of buildings owned by Ben Shaoul and Jared Kushner.
I wonder if they can trace unhappiness to density and to when retail (bars) overlap their open hours (till 4am) with the residential folks who live (& try to sleep) above? I'd be unhappy, too. Thank you CB3/SLA. not!
@ Bowery Boy - include residents who live above sidewalk cafe's or rear yard's used by business for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Nothing like living above outdoor eating and drinking spaces. Even if they close early in the evening, they all use the spaces on the weekends for breakfast and brunch, which gives you no chance of sleeping in or opening your windows on say a Saturday or Sunday during the nice weather.
Its a good thing the NYGRUMP doesn't twit with all the other twits on twitter or else the east Village would be seen as having "pockets of deep anger"
The @NYGRUMP account is available!
this is news. the EV is loaded with self entitled douches and criminals.
I'm not sure, but I think "measured wooooo" is a contradiction in terms :+)
...oh, wait, I meant :+(
Oh, screw it :+O
Hot Pockets of unhappiness, maybe?
I often wonder about our emoticonal well being. EVG makes a good point, that ought to be looked into.
#glad to see my alma mater is doing such ground breaking work as that.
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