Twitter Inc (TWTR) Can Tell When You’re Sad, Happy, Or Hungover


Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) has compiled data based on certain words tweeted and status messages set by users, which tells about the mood of the users. The status of users on Twitter like “feel happy,” “feel sad,” “hungover,” and “late to work” have been collected together and broken down by month and day of the week in English, for the year 2013, to know when people feel what.

December the saddest month

All in all, some tweets were predictable like when users tweeted “late for work” during summer weekdays, says a blog post from Twitter. December is the saddest month of the year as gathered by the data from Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR). It might be due to the holidays. In December, “Feeling sad” status was posted the most number of times compared to any other month, which may be due to gloomy weather or being away from family for the holidays.

Apart from these, other factors affecting tweets might also be considered, for example, on Tuesdays in December users often tweet that they are feeling happy, which might be due to Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, which were on Tuesday.Twitter

As per the data, users hardly tweet about their happiness on Sundays, in April, as they are very busy outside enjoying the weather as the icy grip of winter breaks its hold. In the month of March, Sundays are big hangover days, whereas Tuesday and Wednesday in January can be rough probably due to the New Year’s days.

Twitter a Buy

Separately, last week, Topeka Capital market analyst Victor Anthony assigned a Buy rating to Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) in a research note. Analysts considered the following metrics for the research:  As of February 28 2014, Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) listed 588.378mm common shares, which are an increase from 569.921mm as of December 31, 2013. There were 42.2mm options outstanding at 12/31/2013 with a weighted exercise share price of $1.89 and 79.876mm RSUs.

In the report, analyst noted that capital expenditure in 2014 is expected to reach approximately $330 million to $390 million, a part of which would be financed through capital leases as the company expanded co-located data centers and office facility. Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) said that as of December 31,2014 it had 956 issued patents, and around 100 filed patent applications, in the United States and foreign countries, related to message distribution, graphical user interfaces, security and related technologies.

“Our issued United States patents are expected to expire between 2016 and 2031.” The company stated that as of December 31, 2013 total employees were 2,712 full time employees. In the third quarter of 2013, total employees were 2,300.

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Aman Jain
Aman is MBA (Finance) with an experience on both Marketing and Finance side. He has worked as a Risk Analyst for AIR Worldwide, and is currently leading VeRa FinServ, a Financial Research firm. Favorite pastimes include watching science fiction movies, reviewing tech gadgets, playing PC games and cricket. - Email him at

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