Diagnosing errors in Twitter-based estimates of regional well-being
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What is it about?
A study of 1.53 billion tweets suggests the removing of “LOL” and other misleading words can improve well-being estimates and monitoring ability.
Why is it important?
Social media posts can help us understand how people are adapting to and coping with the new normal. But our words are useful not just to understand what we – as individuals – think and feel. They’re also useful clues about the community we live in. Why is this so?
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