Twitter Survey Shows Either Maine Is The Second-Happiest State, Or Typing “Suicidal” Into A Smartphone While Wearing Mittens Is Too Difficult

Twitter happiness map

Twitter happiness mapA study that reports it looked at more than 80 million words on Twitter as well as annual state surveys found that Maine followed only Hawaii in general happiness. The saddest states were Louisiana and Mississippi. The study comes from researchers at  the Vermont Complex Systems Center, who posted their analysis to, an electronic archive for scientific papers. The researchers reported that the goal of the paper was to “investigate how geographic place correlates with and potentially influences societal levels of happiness.” The paper focused on both states and larger cities. (read more at Bangor Daily News)