Happy Valentine’s Day, friends!
I’ve recently gotten into the habit of reading magazines (as opposed to books) in bed before I fall asleep. Last night, I was perusing the March issue of Real Simple and stumbled upon an interesting clip about a study that found people’s tweets on Twitter to be the most upbeat between 6 A.M. to 9 A.M.
6 A.M. to 9 A.M.
The time when we feel the most upbeat—or so say our tweets. A study in the journal Science analyzed the Twitter feeds of 2.4 million people in 84 countries. The findings: Users are in good spirits in the morning. That’s when the words agree, awesome, and super (or their foreign equivalents) are tweeted most often. Things go downhill as the day progresses, bottoming out between 3 P.M and 4 P.M., when annoy and afraid saturate cyberspace. What a tangled (worldwide) web we weave!
I thought this was really interesting, so I did my own informal, small-scale study this morning. I looked a 20-minute block of time on my Twitter feed and searched it to see if any of those upbeat words, mentioned in the study, appeared in the tweets of the 1,230 people I follow.
Surprisingly, the words agree and awesome didn’t show up at all and super did only once. I was kind of bummed with these results, so I tried some other positive/upbeat words, including good, great, and amazing, to see if they showed up. Here’s how many times each of them appeared in tweets:
- Fantastic: 0
- Amazing: 0
- Nice: 1
- Great: 3
- Good: 4
- Best: 4
- Sweet: 7
- Love: 27
- Happy: 28
Of course, the words love and happy were related to Valentine’s Day, but, on a few occasions, they referred to non-Valentine’s Day topics. For example, some of the loves described things people liked (i.e. I love coffee) and one of the happys was part of a tweet that wished followers a “happy and healthy day.” Kind of cool, right? It was an interesting little experiment.
If you’re on Twitter, do you find that your tweets are more upbeat in the beginning of the day? If you’re not on Twitter, do you find that you’re more upbeat in the morning or as the day progresses?
This morning’s breakfast was “Oatmeal” Minus the Oats with a massive scoop of peanut butter. None of our bananas were very ripe, so I smushed one up (in the peel before peeling it) to use in my breakfast.
I also drank an iced coffee with soy milk with breakfast.
I’m off to find a red dress!
See ya for lunch!