Vermonters publish online “hedonometer,” measuring world happiness - Burlington Free Press

A UVM website measures world happiness by evaluating social media data. Not surprisingly it took a big, big dive after George Floyd was killed.

“Our Hedonometer is based on people’s online expressions, capitalizing on data-rich social media, and we’re measuring how people present themselves to the outside world," stated on the tool's website. The research is meant to measure emotions at the population-scale to provide information that could help policymakers. Overtime, the data has broadly gauged public mental health in response to trending topics across the globe."

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  • David Flemming
    published this page in The News 2020-10-29 16:43:22 -0400