You’re happier with fewer friends

Using the new Splunk Sentiment Analysis app I was able to correlate how positive tweets were, depending on how many people follow a twitter account. It’s a slight stretch, but essentially, are you happier with more friends?

index=twitter | sentiment twitter body | chart avg(sentiment) by actor.followersCount

It seems that people with smaller circles of friends are more positive. More friends equals more negativity, up until about 75 friends. Seems like a fairly good life lesson, but take it a grain of salt — spam twitter accounts may skew things.

David Carasso

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