Image courtesy Mitchell et al, PLoS ONE

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Average word happiness for geotagged tweets in U.S. states collected in 2011. Redder states have higher averages and bluer states have lower averages.

Image courtesy Mitchell et al, PLoS ONE

The Saddest Tweeters Live in Texas

Researchers analyzed ten million tweets to map happiness in the U.S.

Image of the 125 Anniversary logo The town of Beaumont is known as "Texas … with a little something extra."But the industrial town along the Gulf Coast now has a more dubious distinction: It's been named the saddest city in America—at least, if you're measuring sadness on Twitter.