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Twitter Happiness Levels Soar As People Travel Further From Home

Happiness levels caputred by Tweets rise logarithmically with distance from our average location, say computer scientists studying Twitter sentiment

Full Story: MIT

The headline is interesting enough: when people get out of their normal location they express happiness.

But another nugget in the article is:

However, they also measured the average distance that each Twitter user travelled according to their geolocation data. They found that people in cities tend to travel over a larger area than people who live in less densely populated areas.

City dwellers travel farther. Which shouldn’t be a surprise I guess but is.

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