Edmonton: the saddest Canadian city


B00Mer
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Edmonton: the saddest Canadian city on Twitter



An Ottawa researcher says Edmonton is the saddest Canadian city on Twitter.

Abdulmotaleb El Saddik, a professor with the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Ottawa, looked at the use of hashtags and emoticons to determine Twitter happiness.

He and his team analyzed more than 100,000 tweets from social media users in Ottawa, Vancouver, Toronto, Edmonton, Montreal and Halifax in early December, looking for hashtags like #feelinggood, #happy and #sad.

“In comparison to other cities, Edmonton was the least happy city … yet to be completely frank, it was only five per cent lower than Vancouver and Toronto.”

Given the timing of the study, El Saddik said falling oil prices and the poor performance of the Edmonton Oilers could also have had an impact on Edmonton’s Twitter feelings.

El Saddik also said it was interesting to note Edmontonians’ happiness does not appear to dip while they are at work — unlike people living in Montreal.

The team plans to continue collecting tweets and release more detailed findings next month.

Other interesting notes:
  • All major cities had the same Twitter happiness levels on weekends
  • The happiest tweeters live in Ottawa and Montreal
  • Big events can drastically change a city’s mood on Twitter (just think of a hockey game)
  • In Vancouver, people are happier in the morning than the evening

source: Edmonton: the saddest Canadian city on Twitter? - Edmonton - CBC News

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Hey the city is -50 for 8 months out of the year.. what do you expect?

All smiles?

 
bill barilko
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Some people have far too much time on their hands.
 
taxslave
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Twitter is for twits. That would be his problem.
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by bill barilko View Post

Some people have far too much time on their hands.

...and they spend it on CC.
 
petros
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#sand
 
B00Mer
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#WindChill
 
Blackleaf
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Imagine what it'll be like in winter.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

Edmonton: the saddest Canadian city on Twitter



An Ottawa researcher says

Stopped reading right there.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

Edmonton: the saddest Canadian city on Twitter



An Ottawa researcher says Edmonton is the saddest Canadian city on Twitter.

Abdulmotaleb El Saddik, a professor with the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Ottawa, looked at the use of hashtags and emoticons to determine Twitter happiness.

He and his team analyzed more than 100,000 tweets from social media users in Ottawa, Vancouver, Toronto, Edmonton, Montreal and Halifax in early December, looking for hashtags like #feelinggood, #happy and #sad.

“In comparison to other cities, Edmonton was the least happy city … yet to be completely frank, it was only five per cent lower than Vancouver and Toronto.”

Given the timing of the study, El Saddik said falling oil prices and the poor performance of the Edmonton Oilers could also have had an impact on Edmonton’s Twitter feelings.

El Saddik also said it was interesting to note Edmontonians’ happiness does not appear to dip while they are at work — unlike people living in Montreal.

The team plans to continue collecting tweets and release more detailed findings next month.

Other interesting notes:

  • All major cities had the same Twitter happiness levels on weekends
  • The happiest tweeters live in Ottawa and Montreal
  • Big events can drastically change a city’s mood on Twitter (just think of a hockey game)
  • In Vancouver, people are happier in the morning than the evening

source: Edmonton: the saddest Canadian city on Twitter? - Edmonton - CBC News

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Hey the city is -50 for 8 months out of the year.. what do you expect?

All smiles?


Who dreams up this sh*t? Did someone interview a million Edmontonians?
 
petros
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By not using smilies, could they not be the most mature?
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Who dreams up this sh*t? Did someone interview a million Edmontonians?

Researchers in Ottawa.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Researchers in Ottawa.

what is there to smile about in Ottawa?
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

what is there to smile about in Ottawa?

The fact that you can make six figures doing "research" that consists of following Twitter.

Beats hell outta working.
 
petros
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If that was my laborious contribution to society, I'd hang my head when in public.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

If that was my laborious contribution to society, I'd hang my head when in public.

Researchers don't go out in public.
 
Zipperfish
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Must be tough watching the Coilers.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by Zipperfish View Post

Must be tough watching the Coilers.

Have you seen the Coiler jersey?