Everyone on Twitter Is Increasingly Depressed: "The team took 46 billion tweeted words across three years, and had users of Amazon's Mechanical Turk crowdsourcing machine to assign them happiness values—poison is unhappy, cake is happy, etc. These were then averaged and their frequency plotted, allowing researchers to calculate a rough global mood. From the graph above, you can see it's not a major drop, but overall, we're getting unhappier. Whether that means we as in everyone or we as in the tweeting populace is up in the air. Still, the UVM team feels confident enough to deem their Twitter lens a proper hedonometer—gauge of happiness—and extrapolate outwards."
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RootMusic, a company which created a Facebook application for musicians called BandPage, realized over 250 different artists have collectively seen over two billion likes through the social network. Facebook has become fertile grounds for musicians to promote themselves because of all the interactive features you can add to your band’s fan page. For instance, you can supplement your pages with different multimedia add-ons, users can share songs they are listening to and invite friends to listen along. Indeed, we’ve already listened to 1.5 billion songs on the social network alone.
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