Does a cross-cultural study of daily mood rhythms within the average person (conducted via analysis of the Tweets of 2 million people in 84 countries) prove a universal biological rhythm that transcends culture and environment?
Some think not: “Tweets may tell us more about what the tweeter thinks the follower wants to hear than about what the tweeter is actually feeling. In short, tweets are not a simple reflection of a person’s current affective state and should not be taken at face value,” says Dan Gilbert, Harvard Psychologist.
Check out these graphs of Twitter activity worldwide at the New York Times, and decide for yourself!
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