Diurnal Rhythms / Time Use Project
Note: Timeu.se was decommissioned on 2016-12-22 after five exciting years!
The paper, "Diurnal and Seasonal Mood Vary With Work, Sleep and Daylength Across Diverse Cultures" by Scott A. Golder and Michael W. Macy is available here:
[ main text (pdf) | supplementary materials (pdf) ]
What Do People Do All Day? Let's find out! By collecting millions of messages from Twitter, we can explore in great detail exactly how people report spending their time.
Please contact us if you would like access to the replication dataset for Golder/Macy (2011). This dataset does NOT contain tweet text. This dataset contains two files: tweetinfo.txt.gz (535M lines) and userinfo.txt.gz (xxx lines; UID and timezone).
(partial listing; a full listing of press clippings will soon appear here)
- MSNBC, 30 Sept. 2011. [ youtube ]
- Al Jazeera English, 30 Sept. 2011. [ youtube ]
Print / Web
- Joyce, Christopher. "Using Twitter To Tap Into The Mood Of The Planet" All Things Considered, National Public Radio. 29 Sept. 2011. [ web (audio) | pdf (transcript) ]
- Carey, Benedict. "Twitter Study Tracks When We Are :)" New York Times. 29 Sept. 2011. [ web | pdf ]
- Zimmer, Ben. "Twitterology: A New Science?" New York Times. 29 Oct. 2011. [ web | pdf ]
- Brown, David. "Twitter tweets our emotional states." Washington Post. 29 Sept. 2011. [ web | pdf ]
- Brown, Eryn. "Using Twitter to track people's moods" Los Angeles Times. 29 Sept. 2011. [ web | pdf ]
- Neergard, Lauran. "If you're happy and you know it, did you tweet?" Associated Press. 29 Sept. 2011. [ pdf | web ]
The Seattle Times,
The Guardian (UK),
San Jose Mercury News,
- McDonnell, Tim. "Mexico's Happy, Russia's Sad: Using Twitter to Gauge the World's Mood" Mother Jones. 29 Sept. 2011. [ web | pdf ]
- Warren, Stephanie. "Twitter Science: How Much Can Researchers Learn From Your Tweets?" Popular Mechanics. 30 Sept. 2011. [ web | pdf ]
- Jackson, Joab. "Twitter Analysis Reveals Global Human Moodiness" PCWorld. 29 Sept. 2011. [ web | pdf ]
- Boesveld, Sarah. "Moods at lowest in afternoon, Twitter study finds." National Post (Canada). 29 Sept. 2011. [ web | pdf ]
- Taylor, Paul. "Twitter helps scientists follow global mood changes" The Globe and Mail (Canada). 29 Sept. 2011. [ web | pdf ]
- Arends, Erik. "Data voor het oprapen" NWT Magazine (Dutch). March 2012. [ pdf ]
From Cornell University
- Miller, Greg. "Social Scientists Wade Into the Tweet Stream." Science. vol. 333, no. 6051. 30 Sept. 2011. [ pdf | web ]
- Podcast Interview. Science. vol. 333, no. 6051. 30 Sept. 2011. [ web ]
- Bryn, Brandon. Video Podcast. AAAS Press Office. [ youtube ]
- Lowery, George. "Tweets Study: People across the globe report similar, ever changing moods." Cornell Chronicle. 29 Sept. 2011. [ pdf | web ]
- Warhit, Alyson. "Cornell Study Uses Twitter to Find Biological Rhythms." Cornell Daily Sun. 4 Oct. 2011. [ web | pdf ]
Visit Scott Golder's and Michael Macy's personal webpages for contact information.
Updated January 2012