How Our Tweets Reflect Our Happiness

Through more than 10,000 happy and sad words in tweets, the Computational Story Lab hedonometer has been measuring happiness everyday.

Using Twitter To Predict the Stock Market

An Indiana University researcher thinks he has confirmed that mood and stock market movement correlate. The results, though, were not what he expected. Originally, Johan Bollen and his students thought that they would discover a positive relationship between the direction of…

Can Stock Markets Predict Elections?

No one seems to be talking about what really might have led to the Obama win. The stock market. The basic reasoning is that people connect their “social mood” to the incumbent and social mood directly relates to how the…

Tweet Rights

Does “Nutcracker Tweet” bird seed have the right to Tweet? Is it okay to name your birdhouse firm “Tweet Tweet Home?”  Can your app say Tweet? It all depends on the US Patent and Trademark Office. Twitter wants the tweet…

“Tweetquakes”

Sometimes Tweets travel faster than seismic waves. And then, what happens? In this wonderful webcomic from April 2010, an earthquake strikes, people Tweet, and within seconds, the news beats the temblor’s spread. Do people run for safety? No. They send…

Stocks and Tweets

An Indiana University researcher thinks he has confirmed that mood and stock market movement correlate. The results, though, were not what he expected. 1) Originally, he and his students thought that they would discover a positive relationship between the direction…