Tweets reveal the state of a nation

In Limbo

19 Mar 2015

An analysis of eight hundred and twenty-six million tweets across fourteen hundred American counties has some startling revelations about what your tweets can say about you.

“Counties where residents’ tweets included words related to hostility, aggression, hate, and, fatigue—words such as “asshole,” “jealous,” and “bored”—had significantly higher rates of death from heart disease and strokes. Conversely, where people’s tweets reflected more positive emotions and engagement, heart disease was less common,” writes New Yorker’s Maria Konnikova.

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