So apparently this company called Vertalab did a little study taking the pulse of Twitter throughout the US. Finding out what kind of vibe people are giving off when they tweet. All highly scientific. Basically they looked at Twiter every couple of hours on a certain day, looking for the phrases “Good morning!” and “F__ you!” and then made sort of a mood weather map out of their data. Huh.
So on July 1st, if this chart is any indication, the Twittosphere was in a good mood in parts of Texas and the eastern seaboard area around DC. Florida seems pretty upbeat. too. It’s like a weather map, you know. The same, but instead of thunderstorms, the red parts means more “Good morning’s”, orange and yellow being a few less of them, you get the drift.
We don’t remember where we were or how we were feeling on July 1st.
And here’s Exhibit B, or “F”, as it were.
Ok, compare and contrast. Here is map on July 14th, but this time the red areas mean there were more tweets of ”F*** you” in that part of the country, again phasing down..a little fewer in the orange, the yellow, the green. So Southern California was PMS’ing hard, someone had really messed up and there was a tweet brawl going on. Rude and angry, road rage, all around hatin’–it was bad. But the colors mellow out—orange, yellow, green…til you have all the nice areas in Utah and Wyoming where no one has a potty mouth, and everyone is happy, I mean, seriously, what could they be angry about?
Again, no idea where we were or what we were thinking on that day in July. Actually, we don’t think we ever tweet either of those phrases anyway, so it’s pretty certain we didn’t even register on the map, and won’t if they test this again.