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Twitter Study Finds We Are Happiest In The Morning

Twitter study finds we are happiest in the morning, and it's downhill from there.

Twitter study finds we are happiest in the morning, and it's downhill from there.

Twitter, one of the biggest social media sites in the world, has been the focus of a study that shows that people’s moods worsen throughout the day.

Over a 2-year period, a group of Cornell University researchers set out to observe the attitudes and mentalities of 2.4 million users in 84 countries. The study, which is published Friday in the Journal of Science, showed that factors such as the amount of daylight, sleep and work all had key roles in affecting the participant’s emotions, such as alertness, distress, anger, and enthusiasm.

The results, which looked at the positiveness levels of the participant’s tweets, showed that the majority of tweets were the least positive at the beginning of their work week, and gradually became happier and more optimistic as the week progressed. Predictable, the more positive tweets happened on Saturdays and Sundays. In addition, the participants moods were the happiest in the morning, and steadily declined as their work day continued.

In a comparison of patterns around the world, it was found that positive tweets were directly correlated with the tweeter’s work schedules. For example, in the United Arab Emirates, the traditional workweek is Sunday through Thursday, and therefore the more positive tweets were most likely to occur on Fridays and Saturdays. The researchers also found no evidence for worsening moods in the wintertime, however they did find that positively rated messages tended to trend upwards in spring, and downwards in late September, as the day length shortens.

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