We’re excited to be among 6 international teams awarded Twitter Data Grants (Twitter #DataGrants selections)
The project is titled “Do happy people take happy images? Measuring happiness of cities from tweeted Images”. Here is a short abstract of the research:
Can visual characteristics of images shared on social media tell us about the “moods” of cities? We propose to study the relationship between features of tweeted images in a number of U.S. cities and existing measures of “happiness” estimated using traditional surveys and other data sources (such as health and well-being statistics).
More details at: Calit2 news release, The Happiness of Cities: Do Happy People Take Happy Images?