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Hedonometer. Measures the happiness | #dataviz #emotions

Hedonometer. Measures the happiness | #dataviz #emotions | e-Xploration | Scoop.it

Hedonometer.org is an instrument that measures the happiness of large populations in real time.

Via Claudia Mihai, Complejidady Economía, NESS, Spaceweaver
luiy's insight:

It’s what most people say they want. So how do we know how happy people are? You can’t improve or understand what you can’t measure. In a blow to happiness, we’re very good at measuring economic indices and this means we tend to focus on them. With hedonometer.org we’ve created an instrument that measures the happiness of large populations in real time.


Our hedonometer is based on people’s online expressions, capitalizing on data-rich social media, and we’re measuring how people present themselves to the outside world. For our first version of hedonometer.org, we’re using Twitter as a source but in principle we can expand to any data source in any language (more below). We’ll also be adding an API soon.


So this is just a start — we invite you to explore the Twitter time series and let us know what you think.

Eli Levine's curator insight, February 5, 2014 11:03 AM

Isn't this what we're all looking for?

Happiness, health and well being?


There's a very good reason how Thomas Jefferson said "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness", rather than property.


Yet we've confused the two to such an extent that we end up having neither on the general, collective sense (which basically boils down to being the majority of the individuals living in a society).


Think about it.

Jean-Michel Livowsky's curator insight, February 6, 2014 6:42 AM

La mesure électronique du bonheur et du bien-être... Le Bhoutan et le «bonheur national brut»  n'ont qu'a bien se tenir, il est vrai que le concept a été enterré depuis peu...

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Colours In #Cultures | Information is Beautiful | #dataviz #design

Colours In #Cultures | Information is Beautiful | #dataviz #design | e-Xploration | Scoop.it

On the cover of "Information is Beautiful", a look at emotions, qualities and traits that affect cultures and displayed by color.

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