Saturday, October 9, 2010

Celebrity Twitter messages 'show happiness'

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have been analysing celebrity Twitter messages in a bid to find out how happy the senders are.

They believe the study could provide insights into the emotional well-being of the general population.

The researchers looked at word patterns in the tweets of 13 celebrities. Basketball player Shaquille O'Neale was said to be the happiest tweeter, followed by cyclist Lance Armstrong and television presenter Jonathan Ross. 

 The study, which was carried out in partnership with a technology firm, found that the majority of celebrity messages were happy and positive.

Read the full article at BBC News.
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