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Temporal Patterns of Happiness and Information in a Global Social Network: Hedonometrics and Twitter

  • Peter Sheridan Dodds mail,

    peter.dodds@uvm.edu (PSD); chris.danforth@uvm.edu (CMD)

    Affiliations: Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, United States of America, Center for Complex Systems, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, United States of America, Vermont Advanced Computing Center, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, United States of America

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  • Kameron Decker Harris,

    Affiliation: Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, United States of America

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  • Isabel M. Kloumann,

    Affiliations: Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, United States of America, Department of Physics, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, United States of America

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  • Catherine A. Bliss,

    Affiliation: Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, United States of America

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  • Christopher M. Danforth mail

    peter.dodds@uvm.edu (PSD); chris.danforth@uvm.edu (CMD)

    Affiliations: Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, United States of America, Center for Complex Systems, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, United States of America, Vermont Advanced Computing Center, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, United States of America

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  • Published: December 07, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0026752

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Publication: Psych Central
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Publication: Eurasia Review
Title: “GDP Rises, But Happiness Declines”
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Publication: Discover
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Publication: Discover
Title: “We're Happier When We're Farther From Home, Twitter Patterns Show - D-brief”
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