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Media Watch: Twitter Proves People Are Happiest on Weekends, Netflix vs. Amazon

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood September 30, 2011 at 6:19AM

Looking at a catalogue of real-time updates from Twitter, scientists at Cornell University were able to track mood changes throughout the day and week, and found confirmation of the obvious: people are happiest on their days off. Cornell University analyzed over 500 million Tweets from 2.4 million people, from 84 countries and using a computer program to look at words indicating positive or negative moods, found that positive attitudes peaked early in the morning and then again around midnight. Moods dipped in the middle of the workday and peaked on weekend mornings.
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Thompson on Hollywood

Looking at a catalogue of real-time updates from Twitter, scientists at Cornell University were able to track mood changes throughout the day and week, and found confirmation of the obvious: people are happiest on their days off. Cornell University analyzed over 500 million Tweets from 2.4 million people, from 84 countries and using a computer program to look at words indicating positive or negative moods, found that positive attitudes peaked early in the morning and then again around midnight. Moods dipped in the middle of the workday and peaked on weekend mornings.

-As Netflix and Amazon duke it out for dominance in the content streaming space, each is making separate deals with major studios for access to online streaming for movies and TV shows, reports the Wall Street Journal. The deals are rumored to last several years, though specifics weren't given.

This article is related to: Hollywood, Independents, Studios, Web/Tech, Daily Read, Media, Marketing, DreamWorks, Paramount/Vantage/Insurge/CBS, Twitter, Netflix, Amazon


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