Penn researchers have now shown that the social media platform Twitter can serve as a dashboard indicator of a community’s psychological well being and can predict rates of heart disease.
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One of the keys to Songtao Shi’s productive career in research came from a seemingly humble item: his daughter’s first baby tooth.
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Graduate student Johannes Eichstaedt of the School of Arts & Sciences is featured for researching how emotional language used on Twitter in specific locations predicts heart disease rates in those areas.
Johannes Eichstaedt of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about researching how emotional language used on Twitter in particular locations predicts heart disease rates in those areas.
Irina Marinov of the School of Arts & Sciences is interviewed about climate change.
Mark Liberman and Annette Lareau of the School of Arts & Sciences are cited.
Paul Rozin of the School of Arts & Sciences is featured for his thoughts on wasting food.