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Scientists at The New England Complex Systems Institute have figured out an ingenious (and seemingly simple) way of checking the emotional and/or sentimental pulse of a city, all by utilizing collected Twitter data.

 

Tested out on the bustling city of New York,the NECSI analyzed collected data of millions of tweets with algorithms that checked key words, phrases and emoticons to determine the mood of the tweets.

 

By combining that info with geotagging provided by users the data is compiled into an overview "mood map" of the city, giving a very clear real-time snapshot of how a cities population is feeling and where they're feeling it.