The happiness map of the world

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


According to what people tweet.
The map was compiled by Gates scholar Alex Davies who determined levels of happiness from looking at high-level correlations between words and emoticons.

Alex looked at where people were and what they were Tweeting and created language models to assess the distribution of words and icons associated with happiness and unhappiness.
The Top 10:
1. Germany
2. Netherlands
3. Mexico
4. USA
5. Denmark
6. France
7. India
8. Norway
9. Belgium
10. Indonesia
Twitter World Happiness Map | via
Follow Blame it on the Voices on Twitter | Blame it on the Voices on Facebook

If you liked this post, you can subscribe to the Blame It On The Voices RSS feed and get your regular fix


17 comentarii:

Anonymous said...

Well it's quite shitty. Most of the world is missing...

Anonymous said...

I love nonsense. It's easily my sixth or seventh favorite sense. I may even like it more than smell.

Anonymous said...

Why is Canada so sad? :(

Anonymous said...

i dont understand why canada is ranked so low? I'm happy, everyone I know is happy, the only unhappy people are Leaf fans in Toronto.

Anonymous said...

Who the fuck does a charting system based on Twitter feeds? THAT'S NOT ACCURATE INFORMATION, GUY.

Anonymous said...

Where's Poland?

Anonymous said...

Poland went swimming

Anonymous said...

POLANDBALL IS NEVER HAPPY!

Anonymous said...

not missing just depressing as fuck

edgar said...

If there was top of top10 unhappiest countries
Latvia would be in the top 3 -_-''

Anonymous said...

Wait, why are the places in red the happier places? On the legend red signifies 0, thus meaning 0 happiness, right?

Anonymous said...

this is clearly inaccurate

Anonymous said...

this isnt a map of the happiest people, it's a map of people most likely to use smiley emoticons and bullshit like that in tweets....

Anonymous said...

sorry but Germany is NOT the happiest place in the world. people in Guinea or Cote d'Ivoire are WAY more happy than Germans. this chart is bs!

Anonymous said...

Since when have French people become happy? And Americans for that matter? we all know they prefer zoloft and beta-receptor blockers than the sun...

Thoughts of a scandinavian girl said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Anonymous said...

Well Denmark has been awarded as the happiest place on earth...
I don't think this is accurate

Post a Comment

Dear spammers! Please note that a nofollow attribute is automatically added to all the comment-related links!

You can use the following HTML tags: <b>, <i>, <a>